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10-12, 3rd in Pacific

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers guard Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) is expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks, the Lakers say. He suffered the injury in Saturday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Bench players shine in Grizz-Lakers

On Saturday night, Lou Williams scored a game-high 40 points as a Lakers reserve while Troy Daniels led the Grizzlies with 31 points off the bench. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time that multiple bench players scored 30 points since J.R. Smith and Ike Diogu in a 2009 Nuggets-Kings game.

Griz win in late fourth-quarter drama (0:54)
Gasol seals game with a hook shot (0:19)
Green goes way up for the rebound and scores (0:18)
Williams accelerates and dunks (0:22)

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The Lakers take a 10-11 record into their game in Memphis against the Grizzlies. Los Angeles has not been at or above .500 through 22 games since the 2011-12 season, when they were 13-9. The made it to the conference semifinals that season.

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The Lakers and the terrible, horrible, no-good game

Friday night was only the second time since 1970-71 that the Lakers made less than 35 percent of their field-goal attempts, fewer than 60 percent of its free-throw attempts and committed 15 or more turnovers, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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The moment Larry Nance Jr. soared freely again

Larry Nance Jr. is a known high-flyer, but the Lakers forward didn't feel fully recovered from an ACL injury until one dunk against the Warriors.

Raptors get easy win over Lakers at home (1:05)

Raptors beat Lakers 113-80

Kyle Lowry had 24 points and seven assists and the Toronto Raptors rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers 113-80 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

Powell has no regard for the rim (0:22)
DeRozan steals and finishes with the reverse layup (0:27)
Ingram finishes with the strong layup (0:21)
DeRozan's crafty assist sets up Powell's dunk (0:22)

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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.

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The Lakers' over/under for regular-season wins entering the season was 25.5. Only the Nets had a lower over/under in Las Vegas. With a 10-10 record, the Lakers have a 99.4 percent likelihood of going over that win total, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, which projects the team to finish with 34 wins.

Friday's NBA action sure to impress (0:39)

Payton, not surprised by Lakers start

NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton joins Marcellus and Kelvin to discuss the Lakers fast start, the art of trash talking in the NBA and the Hoop Hall L.A. festivities taking place this weekend.


Ingram's future and Walton's impact

With a quarter of the season gone, Andy and Brian Kamenetzky breakdown the Lakers fast start, Brandon Ingram's future and Luke Walton's impact.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.112th
Rebounds Per Game44.69th
Assists Per Game21.319th
Points Allowed109.426th

Team History


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