The Los Angeles Lakers are still winless since the All-Star break, which is an even bigger problem with a two-game road trip laying in front of them. Worse, the Dallas Mavericks — whom they visit Tuesday afternoon — have won four of their six games since basketball resumed.
That’s in no small part thanks to Seth Curry, whose play has been on par with his older brother, a guy by the name of Steph. He’s shooting lights out from deep, which means the Lakers once again find themselves in a defensive quandary.
Dallas started the season winning just two of their 15 games, looking like a lock for the lottery. They’ve turned it around since, and Dirk Nowitzki’s full-time return has helped stabilize what was a floundering team.
The Lakers have the opposite tale to tell, starting off looking like a potential playoff team in the Western Conference before falling apart. Things have not gone the purple and gold’s way, and every time it looks like they’ve turned a corner they appear to hit another wall.
Larry Nance, Jr. is expected to play tonight after suffering a minor wrist injury. Ivica Zubac may be out with a thigh contusion, however.
The good news for LA is it’s only a two-game road trip, without any back-to-back shenanigans. They face Phoenix on Thursday, but let’s take one thing at a time.
Enjoy the game, which is a bit earlier than usual with a 5:30 tip-off!
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT
TV: Spectrum SportsNet