The Lakers are still having trouble getting wins, but heading into games Saturday they were fourth in the league in scoring at 103.1 points a night.
A big part of the problem is on the defensive end, where the Lakers are 26th overall, yielding 101 a game. Still, some of the defensive issues are created on the offensive side, where the Lakers are turning the ball over at a high rate.
The Lakers are 27th out of 30 teams with 15.4 turnovers a game. Conversely, they're 25th in creating turnovers (13.6).
Going hand-in-hand with turnovers, the Lakers don't generate a ton of steals (7.4 a game, 20th overall) while opponents grab 8.3, seventh best against.
Free-throw shooting is the other big issue. The Lakers are 29th in the league at 69.1%.
Given how poorly the Lakers shoot from the line, other teams rack up the fouls to take advantage. The Lakers get fouled a league-high 23.2 times a game. As a team, the Lakers defensively don't foul often, just 19.3 a night (22nd).