The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers are going in opposite directions at the beginning of the 2012-13 NBA regular season. The Lakers are now 1-4 on the season after dropping another game to the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, falling 95-86. Meanwhile, the Clippers improved to 3-2 on the season as they rocked the San Antonio Spurs 106-84.
On the other side of the Pacific Division, all other teams won. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-96 to keep pace with the Clippers. The Sacramento Kings held off the Detroit Pistons 105-103 to improve to 2-3. The Phoenix Suns went into Charlotte and knocked off the Bobcats 117-110 to also improve to 2-3.
With the Jazz, Nuggets, Suns and Kings all winning on Wednesday night, the Lakers are currently alone in last place in the Western Conference at 1-4. That is probably not what you were expecting to start this season.