Lakers have losing record vs. NBA elite

Updated: January 30, 2011, 8:47 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have the banners hanging from the rafters of Staples Center that prove they are the NBA's current back-to-back champions, but they hardly have the resume this season to suggest a third is in store.

Sunday's 109-96 loss to the Boston Celtics dropped the Lakers' record to just 1-5 against the so-called elite teams. The Lakers are 1-3 against the top three teams in the Eastern Conference, losing to the Celtics and Miami Heat once apiece and splitting two ...

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