The Los Angeles Lakers’ losing streak extended to eight games after a 107-97 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Missed free throws, getting killed on the glass and wide-open shots not dropping are culprits for this Lakers loss. A 12-3 run down the stretch was enough to put the Lakers away, even though Brooklyn only shot 38 percent from the field overall.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez and Sean Kilpatrick all scored over 20 points, while no Laker was able to do the same. Trevor Booker gobbled up a game-high 18 rebounds, pulling down five offensive boards.
The Lakers had a horrendous second quarter, scoring just 13 points while shooting 21 percent from the field. They went eight minutes without a field goal during that stretch, falling apart while Brooklyn built up enough of a lead to hold off the Lakers through the rest of the game. A third quarter push from L.A. gave the purple and gold the lead, but it quickly dissipated.
Lou Williams scored a team-high 16 points off the bench. Nick Young led all Lakers starters with 14 points. D’Angelo Russell went just 2-of-10 from the field, scoring 11 points with two assists and two turnovers.
Larry Nance, Jr. had the play of the game, though, absolutely destroying Lopez with a dunk so fierce even the Nets’ bench couldn’t contain itself. If you haven’t seen it, here you go:
NSFW CC:@larrydn22 #LakeShow ( : @SpectrumSN & @spectdeportes) pic.twitter.com/inQ11v6MAH— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 15, 2016
And that’ll work as the chaser for this one. Until Friday in Philadelphia.