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Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday night at Memphis

The Lakers are sinking in the West standings, and turning things around won't be easy, playing on the road against the formidable Grizzlies.

January 23, 2013
  • Kobe Bryant is averaging 29.2 points on 38.9 minutes per game for the Lakers, who are currently 15 games behind the Western Conference leaders the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kobe Bryant is averaging 29.2 points on 38.9 minutes per game for the Lakers,… (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated…)

When: 5 PST.

Where: FedEx Forum.

On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 17-24, Grizzlies 26-14.

Record vs. Grizzlies: 0-1.

Update: The Lakers are 9½ games behind the fourth-place Grizzlies in the Western Conference standings. Pau Gasol was benched in the fourth quarter the last time the Lakers played Memphis, a 106-98 Grizzlies victory in November. Rudy Gay is averaging 17.5 points but shooting only 41.3% as trade rumors have increased involving the Grizzlies' well-paid small forward.

—Mike Bresnahan

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