Ranking the 5 Must-Watch L.A. Lakers Games in January

As the year comes to an end with more than a third of the season complete, the Los Angeles Lakers have shown flashes of potential and played much better since the return of Pau Gasol and Steve Nash.

However, just to make the playoffs, the 15-15 Lakers will have to climb over teams like the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Portland Trail Blazers. Catching the elite Western Conference teams like Oklahoma City, San Antonio and the L.A. Clippers will be an even more difficult task.

Regardless, the Lakers will have to make the best of their situation and continue to get better heading toward the playoffs.

How they fare in these five games in January will be a good indicator of how they are progressing.

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