After a strong first half, the Lakers allowed 67 points in the second, getting simply outworked by the Hawks.
Six Hawks scored in double figures including
Atlanta hit 11-27 from three-point range (40.7%) and 48.9% from the field. The Lakers shot 47.6% from the field, but their issues were primarily on the defensive end in the second half.
The Hawks made up a sizable halftime deficit on the glass to finish with 15 offensive rebounds (44 overall) to the Lakers' 12 (31 overall).
With the loss, the Lakers dip to 11-13. They'll travel to Memphis to play the
The Hawks (13-12) host the
The Lakers fell apart in the third quarter, scoring just 19 points while giving up 35 to the Hawks.
A 60-53 Lakers' advantage quickly turned to an eight-point deficit with Atlanta hitting the Lakers with a 17-2 run.
Kyle Korver hit a trio of three-pointers. The Hawks dominated the glass in the third and got 16 points from
The Lakers shot 47.7% as a team with 13 turnovers.
The Hawks rallied from a 10-point deficit to take a 43-41 lead with just under four minutes left in the half.
The Lakers responded, closing the second period on a 13-4 run to take a seven-point lead into the break.
The Hawks' bench gave the Lakers trouble.
Atlanta shot 45.5% from the field but had just 17 rebounds. The Lakers had 28, led by nine from Gasol.
The Lakers shot 52% from the field with a 16-8 advantage on the glass.
The Lakers (11-12) play their third road game in four nights as they visit the Atlanta Hawks (12-12).
The Lakers won a close game over the Hawks in early November (105-103).
Atlanta has been one of the best franchises in the Eastern Conference, even if they're just a .500 team.
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