Los Angeles Lakers Team Stats 2021 Lakers Team Stats

42-30, 3rd in West Pacific

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most decorated franchises in professional sports history. A pair of Minnesota business people purchased the disbanded Detroit Gems franchise in 1947. They moved the team to Minneapolis and named them after the Land of a Thousand Lakes. The Lakers wasted no time starting their run at success. As the Minneapolis Lakers, the franchise won championships over their first two seasons in professional basketball. The Lakers would fail to make the NBA playoffs for the first time in their tenth season. They would not miss out again until the first and only pair of back-to-back failed playoff seasons in 1974-75. During this streak of playoff appearances, the Lakers would make seven more NBA Finals. However, now in Los Angeles, the Lakers would lose all seven to their dreaded rivals, the Boston Celtics.

Home Record: 2-2 Away Record: 1-0 Conference Record: 3-2 Division Record: 0-1
Head Coach: Frank Vogel Assitant Coach: Jason Kidd Assitant Coach: Lionel Hollins Assitant Coach: Phil Handy
Assitant Coach: Miles Simon Assitant Coach: Mike Penberthy General Manager: Rob Pelinka Arena:

Lakers Team Stats

Team Ratings Offense Stats Defense Stats
Overall OFF RTG DEF RTG PPG ORB AST TO FGM FGA 3PA 3-PM FG% 3PT% FT% Pace PPG Allow DRB AST Allow STL BLK FG% Allow 3P% Allow FORCE TO
109.5
694
1775
1060
2925
6196
2248
796
47.2
35.4
73.9
106.8
2490
1776
562
385
46
35.2
1095

Lakers Team Rankings

Team Rankings Offense Rankings Defense Rankings
Overall OFF RTG DEF RTG PPG ORB AST TO FGM FGA 3PA 3-PM FG% 3PT% FT% Pace PPG Allow DRB AST Allow STL BLK FG% Allow 3P% Allow FORCE TO
22
18
15
29
21
27
24
25
12
21
28
2
15
13
11
5
9
4
4

Lakers Team Offensive Stats

Opponent Vegas Points Scored Shooting Rebounding Assists TO
Date Team Spread ML O/U TOT PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS FGA FGM 3PTA 3PTM 3PT% FG% DREB OREB TOT REB TOT ASS TO
5/25/21 PHX +0.5 +115 210 109 30 23 26 30 80 36 33 10 30.3 45 31 8 39 24 7
5/23/21 PHX -2 -130 213 90 25 20 23 22 76 33 26 7 26.9 43.4 23 10 33 19 14
5/19/21 GSW -6 -250 217 103 22 20 35 26 91 37 31 10 32.3 40.7 36 13 49 27 11
5/16/21 NOP 0 0 0 110 36 27 28 19 96 45 35 11 31.4 46.9 34 8 42 30 9
5/15/21 IND 0 0 0 122 36 28 32 26 86 41 29 11 37.9 47.7 34 11 45 25 13
5/12/21 HOU 0 0 0 124 34 25 41 24 91 52 20 7 35 57.1 33 8 41 28 11
5/11/21 NYK 0 0 0 101 24 31 18 18 89 37 28 12 42.9 41.6 39 14 53 31 18
5/9/21 PHX 0 0 0 123 30 29 39 25 80 39 30 13 43.3 48.8 27 14 41 24 13
5/7/21 POR 0 0 0 101 22 33 23 23 89 37 30 11 36.7 41.6 39 10 49 19 14
5/6/21 LAC 0 0 0 94 20 22 29 23 87 33 36 10 27.8 37.9 23 11 34 21 10
5/3/21 DEN 0 0 0 93 20 25 25 23 73 32 30 13 43.3 43.8 36 7 43 18 20
5/2/21 TOR 0 0 0 114 38 21 25 30 85 41 29 11 37.9 48.2 37 7 44 32 14
4/30/21 SAC 0 0 0 106 23 33 32 18 83 42 28 7 25 50.6 32 11 43 24 21
4/28/21 WAS 0 0 0 107 35 20 22 30 96 42 34 10 29.4 43.8 28 13 41 31 10
4/26/21 ORL 0 0 0 114 28 22 29 35 87 47 31 11 35.5 54 35 9 44 23 11
4/24/21 DAL 0 0 0 93 26 32 21 14 86 33 45 12 26.7 38.4 30 6 36 22 9
4/22/21 DAL 0 0 0 110 26 25 39 20 90 43 30 10 33.3 47.8 33 12 45 26 16
4/19/21 UTA 0 0 0 97 23 19 23 32 79 34 28 12 42.9 43 27 5 32 17 10
4/17/21 UTA 0 0 0 127 34 31 29 16 93 48 33 11 33.3 51.6 41 11 52 26 14
4/15/21 BOS 0 0 0 113 23 25 31 34 98 44 37 12 32.4 44.9 25 11 36 28 8
4/12/21 NYK 0 0 0 96 28 24 16 28 80 35 36 12 33.3 43.8 29 4 33 22 24
4/10/21 BKN 0 0 0 126 33 28 31 34 93 47 34 19 55.9 50.5 35 12 47 30 14
4/8/21 MIA 0 0 0 104 27 29 24 24 79 35 35 12 34.3 44.3 30 10 40 26 22
4/6/21 TOR 0 0 0 110 40 28 22 20 79 39 40 18 45 49.4 38 11 49 29 21
4/4/21 LAC 0 0 0 86 20 18 17 31 80 32 23 7 30.4 40 29 7 36 16 18
4/2/21 SAC 0 0 0 115 29 36 26 24 90 43 33 17 51.5 47.8 42 12 54 26 17
3/28/21 ORL 0 0 0 96 22 22 25 27 82 34 40 11 27.5 41.5 44 8 52 25 12
3/26/21 CLE 0 0 0 100 22 22 28 28 78 38 26 6 23.1 48.7 36 9 45 23 23
3/23/21 NOP 0 0 0 111 29 17 30 35 85 36 37 18 48.6 42.4 28 6 34 25 13
3/21/21 PHX 0 0 0 94 26 18 32 18 85 35 25 5 20 41.2 34 7 41 20 11
3/20/21 ATL 0 0 0 94 25 28 12 29 81 34 26 8 30.8 42 39 13 52 18 16
3/18/21 CHA 0 0 0 116 31 29 23 33 91 44 39 13 33.3 48.4 37 11 48 23 12
3/16/21 MIN 0 0 0 137 31 40 31 35 87 50 26 13 50 57.5 33 10 43 37 13
3/12/21 IND 0 0 0 105 20 26 25 34 76 34 22 7 31.8 44.7 38 6 44 20 15
3/3/21 SAC 0 0 0 120 31 30 27 32 93 49 27 12 44.4 52.7 26 15 41 27 11
3/2/21 PHX 0 0 0 104 21 32 30 21 77 40 31 11 35.5 51.9 30 5 35 18 14
2/28/21 GSW 0 0 0 117 41 32 26 18 85 40 31 11 35.5 47.1 46 14 60 22 19
2/26/21 POR 0 0 0 102 24 30 31 17 88 37 27 7 25.9 42 37 15 52 25 9
2/22/21 WAS 0 0 0 124 33 30 23 29 104 49 44 15 34.1 47.1 33 12 45 29 20
2/20/21 MIA 0 0 0 94 23 29 25 17 84 33 45 13 28.9 39.3 37 6 43 25 14
2/18/21 BKN 0 0 0 98 24 29 21 24 83 40 30 8 26.7 48.2 29 10 39 21 16
2/16/21 MIN 0 0 0 112 30 27 29 26 77 42 26 11 42.3 54.5 32 6 38 20 18
2/14/21 DEN 0 0 0 105 33 28 24 20 87 40 28 6 21.4 46 38 8 46 27 10
2/12/21 MEM 0 0 0 115 16 30 41 28 85 43 30 6 20 50.6 34 13 47 26 18
2/10/21 OKC 0 0 0 114 23 34 23 25 89 42 35 10 28.6 47.2 37 6 43 22 16
2/8/21 OKC 0 0 0 119 26 30 20 34 95 44 38 9 23.7 46.3 49 10 59 28 15
2/6/21 DET 0 0 0 135 27 36 25 18 91 51 19 9 47.4 56 31 9 40 32 22
2/4/21 DEN 0 0 0 114 27 19 37 31 81 46 24 8 33.3 56.8 32 7 39 29 15
2/1/21 ATL 0 0 0 107 28 22 25 32 77 40 23 7 30.4 51.9 27 4 31 24 11
1/30/21 BOS 0 0 0 96 28 24 19 25 84 37 31 9 29 44 32 13 45 20 14
1/28/21 DET 0 0 0 92 31 27 20 14 88 36 28 12 42.9 40.9 32 12 44 25 11
1/27/21 PHI 0 0 0 106 24 27 23 32 86 41 24 8 33.3 47.7 31 6 37 20 11
1/25/21 CLE 0 0 0 115 34 31 22 28 87 42 32 10 31.3 48.3 25 15 40 21 13
1/23/21 CHI 0 0 0 101 29 34 20 18 79 36 19 4 21.1 45.6 37 5 42 20 18
1/21/21 MIL 0 0 0 113 29 34 23 27 88 41 37 19 51.4 46.6 32 6 38 25 10
1/21/21 MIL 0 0 0 113 29 34 23 27 88 41 37 19 51.4 46.6 32 6 38 25 10
1/18/21 GSW 0 0 0 113 34 30 28 21 83 40 29 9 31 48.2 38 12 50 23 16
1/15/21 NOP 0 0 0 112 20 37 27 28 93 39 37 15 40.5 41.9 31 13 44 31 6
1/13/21 OKC 0 0 0 128 30 28 35 35 95 47 37 17 45.9 49.5 38 12 50 26 9
1/12/21 HOU 0 0 0 117 35 36 26 20 84 42 32 14 43.8 50 44 11 55 26 20
1/10/21 HOU 0 0 0 120 25 40 23 32 91 46 29 10 34.5 50.5 39 10 49 28 16
1/8/21 CHI 0 0 0 117 28 31 33 25 81 41 29 12 41.4 50.6 32 10 42 21 15
1/7/21 SAS 0 0 0 109 26 30 33 20 86 43 30 10 33.3 50 39 9 48 21 13
1/5/21 MEM 0 0 0 94 19 26 22 27 87 38 31 9 29 43.7 43 9 52 24 17
1/3/21 MEM 0 0 0 108 25 31 21 31 89 41 35 12 34.3 46.1 37 12 49 24 10
1/1/21 SAS 0 0 0 109 25 33 23 28 101 41 33 14 42.4 40.6 42 16 58 27 13
12/30/20 SAS 0 0 0 121 35 28 29 29 82 46 26 14 53.8 56.1 40 7 47 25 17
12/27/20 MIN 0 0 0 127 40 27 36 24 90 50 35 13 37.1 55.6 41 5 46 32 17
12/25/20 DAL 0 0 0 138 33 36 30 39 91 51 39 19 48.7 56 36 17 53 33 16
12/22/20 LAC 0 0 0 109 19 35 24 31 81 38 29 9 31 46.9 37 8 45 22 19

Lakers Team Defensive Stats

Opponent Vegas Points Allowed Shooting (Allowed) Rebounding (Allowed) AST Allow Defensive
Date Team Spread ML O/U TOT PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS FGA FGM 3PTA 3PTM 3PT% FG% DREB OREB TOT REB TOT ASS BLK STL
5/25/21 PHX +0.5 -135 210 102 24 23 25 30 71 33 26 8 30.8 46.5 27 4 31 21 6 9
5/23/21 PHX -2 +110 213 99 32 21 28 18 86 40 28 9 32.1 46.5 31 16 47 24 5 10
5/19/21 GSW -6 +210 217 100 28 27 24 21 83 37 34 15 44.1 44.6 37 9 46 19 7 15
5/16/21 NOP 0 0 0 98 28 31 17 22 78 37 25 9 36 47.4 39 8 47 26 5 14
5/15/21 IND 0 0 0 115 28 28 32 27 89 46 33 9 27.3 51.7 29 8 37 28 3 5
5/12/21 HOU 0 0 0 122 26 27 43 26 85 43 42 18 42.9 50.6 33 8 41 33 3 8
5/11/21 NYK 0 0 0 99 25 31 20 15 86 34 29 10 34.5 39.5 36 5 41 19 4 5
5/9/21 PHX 0 0 0 110 19 28 30 33 73 39 25 11 44 53.4 29 3 32 23 3 11
5/7/21 POR 0 0 0 106 34 25 23 24 88 37 37 12 32.4 42 38 6 44 22 4 2
5/6/21 LAC 0 0 0 118 29 36 27 26 77 41 31 13 41.9 53.2 39 9 48 23 6 8
5/3/21 DEN 0 0 0 89 24 18 23 24 82 36 24 6 25 43.9 35 6 41 22 8 5
5/2/21 TOR 0 0 0 121 32 40 27 22 94 42 38 15 39.5 44.7 36 13 49 24 6 7
4/30/21 SAC 0 0 0 110 30 25 23 32 86 39 33 12 36.4 45.3 26 11 37 29 12 9
4/28/21 WAS 0 0 0 116 31 30 29 26 90 47 18 6 33.3 52.2 40 10 50 24 8 10
4/26/21 ORL 0 0 0 103 16 40 24 23 76 36 25 11 44 47.4 24 4 28 16 5 8
4/24/21 DAL 0 0 0 108 23 23 33 29 78 38 30 13 43.3 48.7 41 10 51 26 4 11
4/22/21 DAL 0 0 0 115 31 31 32 21 82 40 24 9 37.5 48.8 29 9 38 23 5 7
4/19/21 UTA 0 0 0 111 29 23 33 26 75 43 33 15 45.5 57.3 40 2 42 29 1 10
4/17/21 UTA 0 0 0 115 35 27 20 28 101 42 59 23 39 41.6 31 6 37 31 8 8
4/15/21 BOS 0 0 0 121 31 30 30 30 85 48 32 14 43.8 56.5 41 7 48 33 2 12
4/12/21 NYK 0 0 0 111 26 29 26 30 89 42 27 5 18.5 47.2 32 15 47 18 7 5
4/10/21 BKN 0 0 0 101 25 33 19 24 80 35 27 5 18.5 43.8 33 9 42 19 4 12
4/8/21 MIA 0 0 0 110 32 22 29 27 71 34 25 10 40 47.9 29 9 38 22 3 9
4/6/21 TOR 0 0 0 101 28 14 28 31 91 36 33 5 15.2 39.6 27 15 42 17 7 8
4/4/21 LAC 0 0 0 104 27 26 24 27 86 41 28 14 50 47.7 37 13 50 23 7 9
4/2/21 SAC 0 0 0 94 27 26 23 18 85 36 35 10 28.6 42.4 32 6 38 24 2 10
3/28/21 ORL 0 0 0 93 21 18 30 24 88 34 33 11 33.3 38.6 41 10 51 19 5 9
3/26/21 CLE 0 0 0 86 24 27 10 25 80 31 26 5 19.2 38.8 27 10 37 24 3 15
3/23/21 NOP 0 0 0 128 32 27 43 26 90 47 29 10 34.5 52.2 42 11 53 28 4 10
3/21/21 PHX 0 0 0 111 31 28 29 23 87 42 32 9 28.1 48.3 42 9 51 30 2 3
3/20/21 ATL 0 0 0 99 28 24 22 25 98 39 37 13 35.1 39.8 33 16 49 26 3 6
3/18/21 CHA 0 0 0 105 24 21 34 26 83 41 29 11 37.9 49.4 35 8 43 26 6 7
3/16/21 MIN 0 0 0 121 30 40 24 27 90 47 35 11 31.4 52.2 26 8 34 28 3 3
3/12/21 IND 0 0 0 100 28 26 25 21 88 37 36 8 22.2 42 34 10 44 22 5 10
3/3/21 SAC 0 0 0 123 23 40 24 36 80 48 25 12 48 60 24 6 30 32 3 7
3/2/21 PHX 0 0 0 114 29 31 26 28 77 38 29 16 55.2 49.4 28 4 32 30 8 5
2/28/21 GSW 0 0 0 91 21 23 25 22 86 35 34 8 23.5 40.7 32 3 35 26 6 14
2/26/21 POR 0 0 0 93 29 28 19 17 83 32 37 11 29.7 38.6 35 10 45 19 7 9
2/22/21 WAS 0 0 0 127 23 26 31 35 96 47 25 9 36 49 44 5 49 25 11 9
2/20/21 MIA 0 0 0 96 36 23 22 15 85 36 28 8 28.6 42.4 39 10 49 24 6 5
2/18/21 BKN 0 0 0 109 31 33 26 19 77 38 39 18 46.2 49.4 31 8 39 23 4 7
2/16/21 MIN 0 0 0 104 27 29 28 20 92 39 34 16 47.1 42.4 27 11 38 26 7 8
2/14/21 DEN 0 0 0 122 33 40 30 19 85 39 47 19 40.4 45.9 38 9 47 28 4 4
2/12/21 MEM 0 0 0 105 31 28 23 23 80 39 29 12 41.4 48.8 27 6 33 31 4 9
2/10/21 OKC 0 0 0 113 37 30 17 21 100 47 31 7 22.6 47 39 7 46 32 6 6
2/8/21 OKC 0 0 0 112 33 27 24 26 110 43 38 12 31.6 39.1 40 15 55 23 12 7
2/6/21 DET 0 0 0 129 29 25 24 28 94 45 42 16 38.1 47.9 26 10 36 31 5 12
2/4/21 DEN 0 0 0 93 30 28 17 18 92 36 28 8 28.6 39.1 27 16 43 19 7 10
2/1/21 ATL 0 0 0 99 25 21 30 23 78 37 29 11 37.9 47.4 30 6 36 27 7 10
1/30/21 BOS 0 0 0 95 24 25 29 17 82 40 21 6 28.6 48.8 33 9 42 24 4 8
1/28/21 DET 0 0 0 107 34 22 26 25 87 40 36 14 38.9 46 33 5 38 27 3 2
1/27/21 PHI 0 0 0 107 34 21 26 26 85 41 25 9 36 48.2 31 7 38 24 2 5
1/25/21 CLE 0 0 0 108 23 35 31 19 86 40 21 9 42.9 46.5 29 15 44 19 7 7
1/23/21 CHI 0 0 0 90 17 16 33 24 84 33 25 8 32 39.3 35 10 45 18 4 7
1/21/21 MIL 0 0 0 106 33 24 24 25 87 44 28 9 32.1 50.6 41 5 46 27 8 8
1/21/21 MIL 0 0 0 106 33 24 24 25 87 44 28 9 32.1 50.6 41 5 46 27 8 8
1/18/21 GSW 0 0 0 115 22 26 33 34 87 44 37 12 32.4 50.6 27 5 32 31 5 6
1/15/21 NOP 0 0 0 95 28 30 16 21 86 41 29 9 31 47.7 37 10 47 22 6 11
1/13/21 OKC 0 0 0 99 21 25 25 28 86 37 31 10 32.3 43 33 9 42 23 6 6
1/12/21 HOU 0 0 0 100 14 34 23 29 97 38 40 12 30 39.2 32 10 42 23 12 10
1/10/21 HOU 0 0 0 102 21 25 29 27 90 37 41 12 29.3 41.1 30 13 43 22 8 13
1/8/21 CHI 0 0 0 115 33 25 30 27 91 46 26 10 38.5 50.5 32 9 41 26 8 3
1/7/21 SAS 0 0 0 118 34 31 26 27 92 43 35 16 45.7 46.7 34 6 40 28 4 2
1/5/21 MEM 0 0 0 92 24 25 19 24 87 36 26 10 38.5 41.4 33 5 38 24 8 7
1/3/21 MEM 0 0 0 94 36 18 21 19 95 39 33 9 27.3 41.1 36 14 50 23 5 9
1/1/21 SAS 0 0 0 103 31 26 28 18 85 36 34 13 38.2 42.4 37 8 45 23 7 8
12/30/20 SAS 0 0 0 107 27 26 29 25 87 40 24 10 41.7 46 32 7 39 25 3 4
12/27/20 MIN 0 0 0 91 23 22 22 24 103 38 35 6 17.1 36.9 31 17 48 24 14 6
12/25/20 DAL 0 0 0 115 30 27 28 30 83 41 32 13 40.6 49.4 24 3 27 20 4 9
12/22/20 LAC 0 0 0 116 39 17 33 27 93 44 40 14 35 47.3 29 11 40 22 2 4

Lakers Team Leaders

Points Per Game
L. James
L. James: 25
A. Davis: 21.8
D. Schroder: 15.4
M. Harrell: 13.5
K. Kuzma: 12.9
Assists Per Game
L. James
L. James: 7.8
D. Schroder: 5.8
A. Davis: 3.1
A. Caruso: 2.8
T. Horton-Tucker: 2.8
Rebounds Per Game
A. Davis
A. Davis: 7.9
L. James: 7.7
M. Harrell: 6.2
K. Kuzma: 6.1
M. Morris: 4.4
Steals Per Game
A. Davis
A. Davis: 1.2
L. James: 1.1
D. Schroder: 1.1
A. Caruso: 1.1
T. Horton-Tucker: 1
Blocks per Game
A. Davis
A. Davis: 1.6
M. Gasol: 1.1
M. Harrell: 0.7
L. James: 0.6
K. Kuzma: 0.6

Lakers Player Stats

NAME RTG MINS PTS AST REB STL Blk TO FG% FGM 3PTM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT%
Dennis Schroder
83
1956 941 351 211 70 13 163 43.7 332 71 212 33.5 0 206 243 84.8
Kyle Kuzma
77
1954 874 127 417 35 41 113 44.3 335 137 380 36.1 0 67 97 69.1
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
73
1902 653 127 179 62 26 66 43.1 218 120 293 41 0 97 112 86.6
Montrezl Harrell
81
1580 931 73 428 46 49 74 62.2 375 0 10 0 0 181 256 70.7
LeBron James
99
1504 1126 350 346 48 25 168 51.3 422 104 285 36.5 0 178 255 69.8
Talen Horton-Tucker
72
1304 585 181 169 63 21 105 45.8 224 37 131 28.2 0 100 129 77.5
Alex Caruso
73
1216 370 160 170 64 15 76 43.6 133 55 137 40.1 0 49 76 64.5
Markieff Morris
78
1200 407 73 266 22 19 54 40.5 153 65 209 31.1 0 36 50 72
Anthony Davis
93
1162 786 110 286 45 59 74 49.1 301 26 100 26 0 158 214 73.8
Wesley Matthews
74
1130 279 54 93 38 17 26 35.3 89 66 197 33.5 0 35 41 85.4
Marc Gasol
78
993 262 109 215 26 58 53 45.4 88 50 122 41 0 36 50 72
Alfonzo McKinnie
71
258 122 6 54 7 0 5 51.6 48 16 39 41 0 10 18 55.6
Devontae Cacok
71
98 39 1 32 5 4 5 58.6 17 0 0 0 0 5 11 45.5
Quinn Cook
71
95 43 13 12 3 0 4 40.5 17 6 13 46.2 0 3 3 100
Jared Dudley
72
81 6 5 21 1 1 2 22.2 2 2 6 33.3 0 0 0 0
Kostas Antetokounmpo
70
56 12 1 19 2 4 11 30 3 0 0 0 0 6 13 46.2

For all their success, Lakers' fans were starved for a championship. They finally secured their first NBA Title playing in Tinseltown by defeating the New York Knicks in five games. New York would turn the tables on the Lakers the following season, thwarting a chance to repeat. After their brief two-year playoff hiatus, the Lakers would start a 17-year streak that would include nine trips to the NBA Finals and five more NBA Championships. As the team entered the 1990s, losing the 1991 Final to the Chicago Bulls, the same level of championship success eluded the Lakers. While Los Angeles only missed the playoffs during the 1990s, they only managed to make one appearance in the Western Conference Finals. LA was swept by the Utah Jazz that season. However, championship success would come again to LA in 1999.

A new cast of superstars would launch another dominant LA run. The Lakers would win three-consecutive NBA Titles behind Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. Despite O'Neal's exodus, Bryant would lead LA to four more Finals and another pair of championships. A four-game sweep in the Dallas Mavericks' conference semifinals in 2010-11 seemed to trigger the first fall from grace for the Lakers. After a four-game sweep in the first round by San Antonio two years later, Los Angeles would begin the longest playoff drought in franchise history.

It would be six long years before LA would return to the playoffs. In 2020-21, they returned in full glory. Led by a new cast of superstars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Los Angeles endured the pandemic-challenged 2020-21 schedule to hoist another banner. Los Angeles finished with the third-best record during the regular season. However, they steamrolled their way to another title, losing a total of five games across four seven-game series. The Lakers climbed to the top of the overall standings thus far in 2020-21. What's most impressive is the 10-point difference the Lakers are posting for the margin of victory. Los Angeles has a top-10 scoring offense backed up by what has become a tremendously solid defense. The only important change LA made with the roster was to add a deeper supporting cast for the oft-injured Davis. Los Angeles shifted some veteran faces on the bench but maintained essentially the same core that raced to last year's championship. The Lakers are clearly the front-runner to add another back-to-back NBA Championship to their trophy case.