Things are looking up for the Los Angeles Lakers. They've won their last two games, both away from the Staples Center, to improve their decrepit record to 11-14 through the first 25 games of the 2012-13 NBA season.
Nonetheless, a win's a win and two are better, even more so on the heels of a four-game losing streak. The Lakers appeared to hit rock bottom during a loss to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, but they managed to stoop even lower when the New York Knicks nearly ran them out of Madison Square Garden on December 13th.
Luckily for the Lakers, those bleak days of Kobe Bryant piling up 30-point games to no avail and questions about "What's wrong?" may be on the way out. The back-to-back W's have certainly helped to alleviate the pressure for now, but it's the details within those results, along with the shifting circumstances around the team, that are greater causes for optimism in Lakerland.