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The Lakers (16-42) finished Week 18 with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (33-27), after wins over the Utah Jazz (23-35) and Milwaukee Bucks (32-27).
Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay returned to action Sunday for the Guangdong Southern Tigers, helping the team defeat Stephon Marbury and the Beijing Shougang Ducks, 110-99, in a semifinal playoff game.
Thunder 56, Lakers 48 (halftime)
The Lakers (16-41) take a three-game winning streak into their Sunday afternoon battle against a short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder (32-27) squad at Staples Center.
The Lakers (15-41) will try to keep their winning streak alive on Friday night at Staples Center, hosting the Milwaukee Bucks (32-25).
The Lakers (14-41) ended their seven-game losing streak on Sunday night, outlasting the Boston Celtics (20-33) in overtime. Here are five takeaways from their 118-111 victory at Staples Center:
Lakers 103, Celtics 103 (end of fourth quarter)
Losers of seven consecutive games, the Lakers (13-44) host the Boston Celtics (20-32) on Sunday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers (13-40) are heading for a second-straight season without a playoff berth, but power forward Carlos Boozer will not request a contract buyout.
Lakers fans can rest easily. Duke star Jahlil Okafor is still a possibility.
According to multiple reports, point guard Goran Dragic would like a trade from the Phoenix Suns before the Thursday's noon trade deadline.
The Lakers get back to work after the All-Star break, finishing Week 16 with a 13-40 record.
The Lakers hit the All-Star break with a six-game losing streak and a 13-40 record. The team played two games in Week 16, losing to the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.
How would the Lakers have fared through the 1990s with Charles Barkley as their star player?
For the third consecutive year, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had his season cut short because of an injury.
The Lakers lost to the Trail Blazers, 102-86, in Portland on Wednesday at Moda Center. Here are five takeaways from their 40th loss of the season:
The Lakers (13-39) lost their fifth straight game on Tuesday night, falling to the Denver Nuggets (20-33). Here are five takeaways from their 106-96 win at Staples Center.
Denver Nuggets 106 - Lakers 96 (end of regulation)