There is no doubt the “spark” we had at the start of the season has seemingly faded. Now we are third best in the NBA despite a 21-4 record. We are mortal afterall…

BasketballFiend: With two consecutive losses this weekend, the Lakers have fallen from the ranks of The Immortals. Now, only two teams remain: the Celtics and the Cavs.

The Lakers began the season 14-1, but since then they are a mere 7-4; that includes losses to the lowly Kings and the mediocre Pacers. There are multiple questions about their defense – in the last 11 games, they have allowed an average of 103.4 points – and, recently, they have been failing to get it done down the stretch.