ESPN Stats and Information
The Lakers, 17-65 last season, might threaten the greatest one-season turnaround in team history. The franchise's largest current season-to-season improvement (accounting only for full seasons) is 21 wins, achieved by the 1971-72 team, which won 33 straight games and finished 69-13. The Lakers need to reach 38 wins to tie the team mark for largest improvement. Entering tonight's game against the Raptors, ESPN's BPI gives the Lakers a 19 percent chance of reaching 38 wins.