The Lakers are the only team with a losing record in the league to have scored more points this season than they've given up.
It's not much of a consolation prize: The Lakers are in 10th place in the Western Conference at 15-20, 4 1/2 games behind the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 101.7, a difference of 1.5 points.
Where the Lakers are primarily lacking is on defense. Only four teams allow more points a game (Charlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings).
The Lakers shoot a solid 45.4% from the field (11th overall) but they've fallen to 18th in field goal defense (45.1%). Free-throw shooting remains an issue as the Lakers at 69.2% are better than just the Denver Nuggets (67.7%).