1. The Hornets dominated the boards, finishing with a 59-42 rebounding advantage over the Lakers. Charlotte collected 14 rebounds to the Lakers' four.
2. Charlotte played without
Yet the Hornets still managed to blow out the Lakers, led by complementary scorers in a lead role, with
Kidd-Gilchrist and Williams also each collected 12 rebounds.
The Lakers are scheduled to play five games through the first 10 days of February, but then are off until the 19th, when they host the
Scott's hope is that 20 days off will give Nance the time needed to get healthy.
But Nance likely won't get to full strength without an off-season rehab program to build up muscle mass lost in his right knee after a 2014 anterior cruciate ligament tear.
4. Bryant hit eight of 18 shots and was the game's leading scorer, with 23 points. He shot particularly well from three-point range, hitting four of eight attempts.
When the night was over, he had reached 1,762 three-pointers in his career, passing
In a much smaller milestone, center Roy Hibbert tied former Laker
5. The Lakers are still in last place in the West, better than just the Philadelphia 76ers (7-41).
The Lakers are 14.5 games behind the eighth-place
Looking ahead to the 2016
If the Lakers climb a spot in the standings, their lottery odds for a top-three selection will dip to 46.9%.