15. Los Angeles Lakers

Record: 12 - 9
Last Week's Rank: 13
Last Week's Results: W vs. LA Clippers 96-91, (Wed); L @ Milwaukee 89-100, (Sat); W @ Minnesota 106-101, (Sun)
This Week: vs .Charlotte, Tuesday (1/31); @ Denver, Friday (2/3); @ Utah, Saturday (2/4)

If the league only counted home games, the Lake Show would be sitting pretty near the top of the Western Conference with a record of 10-2. But it's their dismal road record of 2-7 that has them sitting 8th in the West. The low point of the week came in a poor showing out in Milwaukee. Yeah, Kobe went off for 27 points, 9 assists, and 8 boards but role players Metta World Peace and Matt Barnes combined to go 3 for 13. We don't know if it's going to take getting Rihanna to show up at their road games or what (word to Matt Barnes), but the Lakers need some kind of good luck charm on the road or they stand a chance of missing the playoffs all together. We all know that's most definitely not part of the #kobesystem. —Ralph Warner