Lakers Schedule: Predicting every game for the 2017-18 season

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Week 4

20. Final. 120. 18. 100


Like when they played the Wizards, the Lakers won’t be able to crack the star power in Boston. Having Gordon Hayward creates all sorts of new problems for their opponents, and that comes after the fact that they’re non-Hayward team from a year ago finished first in their conference. It’s also Lonzo Ball’s first professional game in the garden, so take that into consideration too for this big loss. Jayson Tatum will shine for the Celtics, though.

142. 105. 20. Final. 110


Like last time, the Lakers will still be trying to figure out a way to stop the John Wall and Bradley Beal combo. What really makes it hard for the Lakers in this game is that it’s played in D.C. after a brutal loss in Boston. Ball will continue to struggle for the second consecutive night, with a big game from rookie Josh Hart.

20. Final. 87. 89. 92


For this game, the Lakers will come out trying to really stop the bleeding. Poor performances in Boston and Washington will lead to this battle with the Bucks. The Lakers will win every position battle with ease over Milwaukee, and that will be the catalyst for them to really break down the doors on everyone else. A statement game for everyone as well, with the team winning by five points instead of seeing a blowout or a loss.