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Los Angeles Lakers (33-8)


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vs. Cle 
W 128-99
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vs. Orl 
L 118-119
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@ Bos 
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@ NY 
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Lakers, Rockets shaking off recent losses

The Los Angeles Lakers' record against teams with losing marks this season before Wednesday was both noteworthy and improbable. It stood as both a testament to their collective professionalism and a representation of a statistical anomaly likely destined for a run-in with mean regression.

In falling 119-118 to the Orlando Magic, who entered Staples Center two games under .500, the Lakers dropped to 22-1 against sub-.500 teams. They were again short-handed, playing without Anthony Davis (glutes) and Rajon Rondo (finger) before losing Alex Caruso to a concussion.

When the Lakers visit the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Toyota Center, odds are good L.A.'s roster will not be whole. Given their previous efforts, who is and who isn't available won't impact how the Lakers approach an opponent expected to be on par come the postseason.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis27.1
Rebounds: Anthony Davis9.4
Assists: LeBron James10.9
FG%: Anthony Davis50.4%
Steals: Anthony Davis1.54
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.57
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.4 (3)
Rebounds: 42.1 (3)
Assists: 22.7 (4)
FG%: 43.8% (5)
FT%: 79.0% (26)
3P%: 33.4% (4)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.0 (6)
Rebounds: 45.8 (14)
Assists: 26.1 (5)
FG%: 48.6% (1)
FT%: 74.1% (25)
3P%: 36.2% (10)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
LA Lakers 33 8 .805 --
LA Clippers 29 13 .690 4.5
Phoenix 17 24 .415 16.0
Sacramento 15 26 .366 18.0
Golden State 9 34 .209 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/18/2019 Zach Norvell Jr. Waived
12/12/2019 Devontae Cacok Signed as Free Agent Two-way player
10/21/2019 Devontae Cacok Waived
10/21/2019 Demetrius Jackson Waived
10/20/2019 Marcus Allen Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/12/2020 Rajon Rondo Strained right finger
1/8/2020 Anthony Davis Bruised lower back
9/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins Knee surgery
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