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Lakers vs. Celtics Preview and Game Thread: Decisions, decisions

Darvin Ham has tools available to him now that he had not had in recent weeks. After an all-around lackluster game against the Spurs, one has to wonder what will change about his rotations in a rivalry game vs. the Celtics.

Lakers vs. Spurs Preview and Game Thread: Rui Hachimura makes his debut

All eyes will be on the newest member of the team tonight

Lakers vs. Clippers Preview and Game Thread: In flux

Two L.A. teams meet in a continued state of flux, but with potential of stability and overall improvement on the horizon.

Lakers vs. Blazers Preview and Game Thread: Another must win

The Lakers have the opportunity to improve their record against a Pacific Division opponent and in the standings with a win on Sunday

Lakers vs. Grizzlies Preview and Game Thread: Brick wall

The Lakers have struggled lately, with those struggles seemingly set to continue as they run into the juggernaut Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread: Withering frontcourt faces tough challenge

The Lakers’ frontcourt defense struggled mightily in its latest game, with an even tougher challenge ahead in that department with the Sacramento Kings coming to town.

Lakers vs. Rockets Preview and Game Thread: Two teams that badly need a win

The Lakers desperately need a win to stay competitive in the standings, while the Rockets are looking to snap a 10-game losing streak. Expect both teams to compete hard to win this one.

Lakers vs. Sixers Preview and Game Thread: Who’s going to stop Joel Embiid?

The Lakers will have to play a near perfect game if they want to beat the Sixers on Sunday

Lakers vs. Mavericks Preview and Game Thread: Can L.A. go on another winning streak?

It’s safe to assume that LeBron James and Luka Dončić will show up and get their numbers, but which superstar’s teammates will help them propel their team to victory?

Lakers vs. Nuggets Preview and Game Thread: Testing a surprising streak

With drama still happening with LeBron James and the Lakers off the court, they’ll see the hardest test to their current win streak on the court with a road matchup against the Denver Nuggets.

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread: Looking for five wins in a row

The shorthanded Lakers can extend their longest winning streak of the season tonight, but it’s not going to come easy on the road against the Sacramento Kings.

Lakers vs. Hawks Preview and Game Thread: Staying focused

LeBron James’s supporting cast got the job done against the Heat. Now, with LeBron hopefully back in the fold, can they get a victory against the Hawks to achieve the team’s longest winning streak of the season?

Lakers vs. Heat Preview: Can the Lakers finally put together a run?

After spending much of December on the road, the Lakers will be back home in January with a favorable schedule and a chance to make a run.

Lakers vs. Hornets Preview and Game Thread: Lifted by LeBron

The Lakers received another historic performance from LeBron James this past Friday vs. the Hawks, and they sadly may need another one for a .500 road trip.

Lakers vs. Hawks Preview and Game Thread: All eyes on LeBron James

The Lakers will look to get back in the win column on Friday vs. the Hawks. Will LeBron James be fully there mentally after his patience seemed to wear thin after Wednesday’s loss against the Heat?

Lakers vs. Heat Preview and Game Thread: Perilous road trip continues

The Lakers shook off the Christmas blues with a win vs. the Magic, but can they keep it going on the second night of a back-to-back against the Miami Heat?

Lakers vs. Magic Preview and Game Thread: Losing hold of the rope

The Lakers are reeling and on the brink of losing the season as they continue their five-game road trip in Orlando against the Magic.

Lakers vs. Mavericks Preview and Game Thread: Blue Christmas

As impossible as it may seem, the Lakers must play better on defense than what they’ve done lately sans Anthony Davis, as it may be their only hope of stealing a win in Dallas against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.

Christmas Day NBA schedule: How to watch Lakers vs. Mavericks on Christmas

For one of the few times in recent memory, the Lakers will be on the road on Christmas as they take on one of the early MVP favorites in Luka Doncic and the Mavericks.

Lakers vs. Hornets Preview: Needing to right the ship amid murky waters

The Lakers are floundering a bit in the wake of Anthony Davis’ injury but could get right with a home game against the Hornets.

Lakers vs. Kings Preview and Game Thread: Blocking the beam

The Lakers will hope to stifle the Kings’ offense on Wednesday night in their first game on the road with LeBron James in tow since Anthony Davis went down.

Lakers vs. Suns Preview and Game Thread: Short trip around the West without AD

The Lakers will head to Phoenix to face the Suns on the second night of their current back-to-back, and they will do so without Anthony Davis. This could get ugly.

Lakers vs. Wizards Preview and Game Thread: L.A. might have just found a winning formula

For the first time in a long while, the Lakers did a lot of the right things to close out a game and get the best of their opponent last Friday. Can they continue to build off their recent feel-good victory and the habits they’ve built over time?

Lakers vs. Nuggets Preview and Game Thread: How much longer can LA’s superstars carry this team?

Only time will tell if the Lakers’ front office is dead serious about helping their superstars compete, but for now, the chances of that happening are in question.

Lakers vs. Celtics Preview and Game Thread: Two legendary foes renew rivalry during vastly different seasons

The latest installment of the league’s best rivalry features the Lakers and Celtics on very different paths early in the season.

Lakers vs. Pistons Preview and Game Thread: Regaining momentum

Can the Lakers conclude their longest road trip of the season the way they started it?

Lakers vs. Sixers Preview and Game Thread: Anthony Davis meets Joel Embiid

Both Anthony Davis and Joel Embiid have been superb to start the season with their own MVP campaigns. But which superstar will get the best of the other on Friday?

Lakers vs. Raptors Preview and Game Thread: Making due without LeBron and AD

After leaving very early in Tuesday’s loss vs. the Cavaliers due to a 101-degree fever, Anthony Davis will be out against the Raptors, and LeBron James will join him on the sidelines.

Lakers vs. Cavaliers Preview and Game Thread: The Anthony Davis revenge tour continuous

There is no one in the league playing better than Anthony Davis right now, who has carried the Lakers on his back over the past 10 games.

Lakers vs. Wizards Preview and Game Thread: Avoiding the one step back

Barring an absence from LeBron James — who’s listed as "questionable" — the Lakers should be able to take care of business vs. the Wizards if they bring their effort from Milwaukee with them.

Lakers vs. Bucks Preview and Game Thread: The road trip begins

The Lakers start a six-game road trip on Friday, with the trip starting off with a tough battle against the NBA’s second-best team, Milwaukee Bucks.

Lakers vs. Blazers Preview and Game Thread: How will L.A. respond after a heartbreaker?

Monday’s dispiriting loss will sting for a while, and as cliche as it sounds, it could either break or make the Lakers moving forward.

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