The Lakers (20-55) can play spoiler Sunday night at Staples Center, hosting the playoff-bound Clippers (51-26).
A win would actually help the Lakers, as the Clippers sent their 2015 second-round pick to the Toronto Raptors for Hassan Adams. The Raptors in turn shipped it to the Houston Rockets for David Andersen, and the Rockets dealt it with Jeremy Lin to the Lakers this past summer.
Adams and Andersen are no longer in the NBA, but the Lakers will get the Clippers' pick, though only if it's in the 51-55 range.
The Clippers are right on the cusp, at 56. A loss or two, perhaps at the hand of the Lakers, might drop the pick into that sweet spot.