The Los Angeles Lakers could not build on their win over the Wizards, falling on the road to the Atlanta Hawks 100-87. The Lakers shot well from behind the three-point line, but couldn't contain Atlanta's balanced offensive attack. Kobe Bryant followed up his brilliant game in Washington with 14 points on 4-of-19 shooting. Despite a career-low shooting percentage on the year, Bryant continues to fire away in what is now his final NBA season.
LA's younger players had trouble shooting as well. Julius Randle made just three of his 12 attempts and finished with eight points. He was also limited on the boards, grabbing just five rebounds. Rookie D'Angelo Russell was aggressive but struggled as well, shooting 6-of-16. Russell found other ways to make an impact in the game and finished with his first career double-double and a decent line; 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Jordan Clarkson continues to be the Lakers' most efficient offensive player. Clarkson scored 13 points on 5-8 shooting. Lou Williams had a good game off the bench with 18 points. The Lakers shot 48 percent from three, but only hit 37 percent of their shots from the floor. Atlanta shot 50 percent from the field and 38 from three. The Hawks had 24 assists on 37 made shots. Al Horford paced Atlanta with 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Paul Millsap added 15 points and eight rebounds.
LA gets a day off before heading to Detroit to take on the Pistons. The Lakers have already beat the Pistons once this season and are looking for a season sweep Sunday.