The Lakers dipped back under .500 after a difficult Week 7.
It took a late fourth-quarter run to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats for the Lakers to improve to 11-12 on the season.
Week 8 won't be easy with a back-to-back set in Atlanta and Memphis starting Monday. The Lakers play a second back-to-back set on Friday, starting at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves, followed by a visit to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
Through 23 games, the Lakers have exceeded cumulative expectations by three wins.
Monday at Atlanta...