Defense was once again an issue as the Lakers let the Mavericks shoot 53.3% from the field.
Ellis finished with 16 points and
The Lakers were led by
Turnovers, in general, were a problem for the Lakers, who had 20 on the night. The team shot 42.0% from the field while missing eight free throws (18-26).
The Lakers (14-21) lose their eighth game in nine tries. They'll travel to Houston (22-13) to play the
The Mavericks (20-15) visit the
The Lakers continued to struggle defensively in the third quarter, letting the Mavericks shoot 52.9% through 36 minutes.
The Lakers shot a steady 48.2% from the field, but turned the ball over 14 times while missing eight free throw attempts (15-23).
The Lakers missed five free throws and turned the ball over nine times to fall behind by seven at the half against the Mavericks.
The Lakers shot 47.5% from the field, led by
Neither the Lakers nor the Mavericks played much defense in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Dallas got to the basket with relative ease. The Lakers made five free throws in seven tries.
When the dust settled, the Mavericks were up by a basket after a late three-pointer from
DaJuan Blair and
The Lakers (14-20) visit the Dallas Mavericks (19-15) on Tuesday night.
Slumping at home against teams like the
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