in just 15 minutes the Lakers (2nd worst record in the NBA West) play at the San Antonio Spurs (2nd best record in the NBA West).
Also the Clippers (5th best record in the NBA West) host the Dallas Mavericks. If the Clippers keep winning, they have a chance to catch the Utah Jazz, since the Jazz have to play both San Antonio and Golden State. If the teams tie, I believe the Clippers get the tie breaker and home advantage.
However on the college front, both UCLA and USC are done for the year. Their better players are contemplating joining the NBA, getting big bucks to play for the draft lottery teams. A golden chance to become a Laker ot join the Phoenix Suns.