After suffering three consecutive losses during their trip to 32-31 Miami (111-114, in overtime March 4), 30-31 Charlotte (83-98, March 5) and 44-20 Orlando (94-96, March 7), the 46-18 Lakers return to the west to face three conference opponents on the road this week.

First up are the Suns in Phoenix on Friday. So far this season, the Lakers are 2-1 against the Suns who are sitting in fifth place in the west at 40-25.

On Monday, the Lakers head up north to play the 17-45 Golden State Warriors, featuring 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate Stephen Curry. The final match of the road trip is Tuesday against the 21-42 Kings in Sacramento.

All stats as of March 8.