8 seed in the Western Conference playoff race, but the Lakers have lost ground and now sit 5.5 games back of the San Antonio Spurs following three straight defeats, with two coming on their home floor.
The Lakers might soon be forced to shift their focus from vying for a playoff berth to looking toward the future, but LeBron James insisted after the loss to the Clippers that Los Angeles intended to keep fighting until it's eliminated.
Even so, many players might be soon auditioning for their roster spots while the scrutiny of coach Luke Walton and his job security is bound to grow more intense.
Lonzo Ball, the second-year point guard who appeared to complement James, hasn't played since January because of an ankle sprain.
Brandon Ingram missed Monday's game because of a sore shoulder and is listed as questionable for Wednesday night.
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