Sunday report

Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of what’s up with the Lakers today: Lamar Odom and Kwame Brown have been ruled out of Monday’s game against Golden State. The hope is they’ll practice with the team all week and possibly return for Friday’s game with Charlotte.

The Lakers will be looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Baron Davis will be back for the Warriors after serving a one-game suspension for taking a swing at Quinton Ross. Al Harrington will be a tough matchup for the Lakers without Odom. The Lakers could give up 103.1 points to the Warriors and still come out ahead. Kobe Bryant now has been called for seven technicals this season.

One more thing and then it’s back to watching football. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the NBA standings shape up using that time-tested formula of subtracting home losses from road victories.

Western Conference

1. Dallas +11
2. Phoenix +10
3. Utah +9
4. Houston +7
5. San Antonio +6
6. Lakers +4
7. Minnesota 0
8. Denver -1
9. Clippers -2
9. Portland -2
11. Golden State -4
11. New Orleans -4
13. Seattle -5
14. Sacramento -6
15. Memphis -11

Eastern Conference

1. Cleveland +6
2. Washington +4
2. Detroit +4
4. Indiana +3
5. Milwaukee +1
5. Orlando +1
5. Toronto +1
8. Miami 0
8. Chicago 0
10. New Jersey -3
11. New York -4
11. Philadelphia -4
13. Atlanta -5
14. Boston -6
15. Charlotte -7

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