Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for Los Angeles Lakers in the Month of December

December has already proved to be an up-and-down month for the Los Angeles Lakers.

It got off to a flying start with a double-digit win at Detroit for the Lakers' second consecutive victory.

The joy was quickly stifled after three straight defeats by margins of 15-plus points. But a win earlier in the week against old foes in the Sacramento Kings has things looking up again as L.A. visits the Midwest for a three-game swing.

With 10 games still on the docket for December, the narrative told by month's end can go in either direction.

Let's take a look at the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Lakers as 2014 comes to a close.

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