Is it panic time for the Lakers?

PER Diem: Dec. 1, 2010

Updated: December 1, 2010, 4:56 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

GasolAndrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesDespite having an MVP-type season, the Lakers haven't been leaning on Pau Gasol enough lately.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- I guess we'd better hit the panic button. A preseason championship contender has lost three straight and five of its past 10 games, including a loss at the buzzer in Memphis, a home loss to Indiana and a big blown lead against Utah.