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November 19, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have climbed to eighth place in the Western Conference with a 5-5 record. Despite their 1-4 start, the team is only one win behind predictions for Weeks 1 , 2 and 3 . Already with Coach Mike D'Antoni's influence, the Lakers have raised their scoring average to 100.5 points a game.  D'Antoni has said his goal is in the 110-to-115 range. The Lakers haven't beaten any top-tier team yet this season.  With four games over a five-night stretch, D'Antoni's debut will not be an easy one. The following is a breakdown of the Lakers' Week 4 schedule (through Sunday)
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November 30, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (7-8) host the Denver Nuggets (8-8) on Friday night at Staples Center. The Nuggets are coming off a close loss on the road Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers recently fell to the Indiana Pacers on a last-second shot by George Hill. The Nuggets gave the Lakers a seven-game challenge last year in the playoffs but both franchises have evolved since then. The Lakers have Dwight Howard at center instead of Andrew Bynum; the Nuggets now have Andre Iguodala.
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September 23, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers added to their roster over the last week. Summer-league standout Marcus Landry signed a non-guaranteed contract on Monday. Second-round draft pick Ryan Kelly inked on Friday, although his deal isn't guaranteed as he struggles to recover from a foot injury. Recent signings Shawne Williams and Elias Harris have partially guaranteed contracts of $100,000 each. How well will the Lakers do this season? Steve Blake believes the Lakers will exceed expectations .  Former Laker Metta World Peace said he believes the team will win the Western Conference . Coach Mike D'Antoni is just looking forward to a " normal " season.
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