The Los Angeles Lakers had a productive week, winning three straight games before having their momentum halted in Saturday night's 96-87 loss to the Utah Jazz. The loss prevented the Lakers from moving into the top half of the standings in the Western Conference, instead dropping them into a tie for sixth place in a tightly-packed West with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Clippers continued their stellar play and sit atop the Pacific Division and hold the second seed in the West.
|Western Conference Standings|
|1||Oklahoma City*||18-5||.783||----||lost 1|
|3||San Antonio||16-9||.640||3||won 4|
|6||LA Lakers||14-10||.583||4½||lost 1|
|13||Golden State||8-13||.381||9||lost 1|
|15||New Orleans||4-20||.167||14½||lost 5|
*Division leader; through games of February 4
The Lakers continue their road trip Monday night in Philadelphia.
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