The Lakers lost to Houston, Oklahoma City and Utah last week while their only win came against a struggling New Orleans Hornets team that has lost three straight games and has opened the season with a 5-14 record.
The Lakers are in third in the Pacific division standings and sit 5.5 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Clippers.
The Clippers went 4-0 last week as they beat Utah, Dallas, Phoenix and Toronto to improve to 14-6 on the season. The Clippers jumped two spots from seventh to fifth in the power rankings this week.
The Clippers currently have a one-game lead over second-place Golden State in the Pacific Division as the Warriors have won three straight games and are 13-7 overall.
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