The Lakers fought all the way back from 21 down, but couldn't close the deal against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night at
A 40-point fourth quarter (74 in the second half) got the Lakers within three with 18.1 seconds left but a pair of
Small ball has worked in recent games with
The Pelicans got 28 points apiece from both Davis and Gordon, shooting 59.7% from the field. Davis also pulled in a game-high 15 rebounds.
The Lakers were led by
Both teams spent a lot of time at the line, with the Pelicans hitting 33 of 40 -- the Lakers 23 of 31.
Bazemore finished with 23 points, helping the Lakers push back from their double-digit deficit.
Marshall dished 10 assists in 22 minutes, but didn't score.
The Lakers shot 54.1% from the field and 45.5% from three-point range. The Pelicans had a nine-rebound advantage (39-30).
With the loss, the Lakers fall to 21-40. They'll return to action on Thursday at home against the
The Pelicans (24-37) are off until Friday, hosting the
After falling behind by as many as 21 to the Pelicans, the Lakers climbed back into the game in the third quarter.
The Pelicans were led by
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New Orleans shot 56.8% from the field with 23 rebounds and six turnovers.
The Lakers collected just 13 rebounds with 10 turnovers. Fifteen of the Lakers' 18 field goals were assisted.
Led by 17 points from
Behind Gasol, Kent Bazemore was the next highest Laker with three points.
New Orleans also held a sizable 14-5 rebounding advantage.
Like the Lakers, the Pelicans have been dealing with injuries.
The Lakers are still without
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