The Lakers fell apart defensively on Tuesday night, giving up 127 points to the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
The combination of
Lin added 19 points with seven assists. Kelly scored 16, while
The Lakers have dominated teams on the glass over the past month, but the Thunder out-rebounded the Lakers 49-28 -- perhaps having something to do with veterans Hill and Boozer watching as spectators.
The Thunder shot 55.8% from the field and 52.4% from three-point range (11-21). The Lakers weren't far behind at 51.8% and 47.4% (9-19), but their issue for the night was clearly on the defensive side of the ball.
With the loss, the Lakers (18-51) lose the first of five-straight road games. They'll visit the
The Thunder hit 100 points in 36 minutes, as the Lakers' defense didn't make the trip to Oklahoma City.
Despite the deficit, rookie
As a team, the Lakers shot 52.3% from the field.
The Lakers also got 12 points and three assists from
The Thunder quickly pulled ahead of the Lakers, led by
Oklahoma City shot 53.8% from the field, also getting nine points from
The Lakers shot 47.6% from the field. Both teams turned the ball over three times.
While the Lakers have dominated teams on the glass recently, the Thunder held a 17 to seven rebounding advantage.
The Thunder are short-handed without
For the Lakers, Nick Young is out with a knee injury while
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