March 18, 2013 |
For the second week in a row, the Lakers won three out of four games. The one loss in Atlanta might have gone differently had Dahntay Jones been called for a foul on a crucial Kobe Bryant fadeaway. The NBA later ruled that the play was called incorrectly by the officials - but the Lakers don't get any sort of redo. After two-straight wins, the Lakers have climbed to four games above .500 (36-32). The coming week is light with just two games on the schedule. The Lakers gained another game and are now just two losses below the cumulative predictions for weeks 1-20 . Monday at Phoenix Suns The Lakers haven't won on back-to-back nights all season. Monday will be their 14th chance after their win on Sunday over the Sacramento Kings.
April 7, 2013 |
The Lakers (40-36) travel to the visitors bench at Staples Center on Sunday in their second-to-last away game of the season, against the Clippers (50-26). The Clippers have already logged their best regular season in franchise history. They look to sweep the Lakers after winning the two teams' three previous games. After an 86-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, the Lakers remain half a game ahead of the Utah Jazz (40-37) for eighth place -- and the final playoff spot -- in the Western Conference. A single loss over the final six games could drop the Lakers out of the playoffs, provided the Jazz do not lose again this season.