The Los Angeles Lakers lost their seventh game in a row in a 128-119 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Matt Barnes unloaded on his former team, draining five of his nine three-point attempts for a team-high 25 points. Mike Conley was locked in as well, going 10-of-14 from the field for 24 points.
It was another night of the Lakers' defense having the resistance of a wet tissue, allowing the Grizzlies to shoot 56.5 percent overall through the game. Memphis set a new season-high in points scored in a single game, which sums up how poorly things went for Los Angeles.
Jordan Clarkson set a new career-high in three-pointers made, making six shots from deep. He finished with a team-high 28 points. D'Angelo Russell had a solid all-around game, controlling the flow of the offense with his own season-high in assists, dishing out eight dimes. Julius Randle packed another double-double to go, putting up 11 points and 14 rebounds.
The youngsters had some nice moments, but letting the Grizzlies score at will detracts from the little positive there was to pull from this one. Larry Nance, Jr. did play following worries the Lakers could shut him down for the season, which is a story to follow through the final 20-plus games.
Next up .... the Grizzlies, again. Hopefully some film work and a return to Los Angeles after a three-game road trip leads to a better performance.