The way the Lakers (17-25) are playing, there's no reason to expect them to make the playoffs.
If, however, they suddenly figured out how to play basketball together, the Lakers are only three losses behind the eighth-seeded Houston Rockets (22-22).
The Lakers still play the Rockets on April 17, the final day of the season. A Lakers victory would tie the season series at two apiece. If the Lakers finish with the better conference record, they would need to outpace the Rockets by two losses the rest of the way. As poorly as the Lakers have played of late, Houston has matched the Lakers over the last 10 games.
Of course the Lakers would also need to overcome the Portland Trail Blazers (21-21), who they'll see two more times. A Lakers sweep means the tiebreaker with two additional losses to make up in the standings.