Instead, it was Wright who helped the Lakers gain a game in the lottery standings, with the
Friday might have been
The Lakers were competitive through three quarters but the Mavericks pulled ahead quickly in the fourth.
The Lakers got a double-double from
Dallas shot 47.8% from the field but only 5 of 21 (23.8%) from three-point range, perhaps a bit tired after defeating the
The Lakers played without
As a team, the Lakers shot 42.2% from the field and 25% (7 of 28) from behind the arc. The Lakers took 24 free throws, making 18, compared to Dallas' 15. The Mavericks made all but one, though.
The Lakers visit the Clippers (54-23) on Sunday at Staples Center. The Mavericks (46-31) will travel to Sacramento to play the
The Lakers have had trouble stopping
Dallas didn't have much luck slowing the Lakers'
While the Lakers were able to push ahead by as many as three points, the Mavericks closed strong to finish the third quarter up by four.
The Mavericks are shooting 47.2% and have 14 miscues.
The Lakers finished the first half against the Mavericks with their biggest lead of the game -- two points.
After Dallas' early double-digit advantage, the score was tied six times with the lead switching hands seven times.
The Lakers were led by
Dallas shot 45.8% but turned the ball over 10 times. The Lakers had seven miscues.
The Mavericks opened up an early 10-point lead over the Lakers while shooting 46.2% from the field in the first quarter.
The Lakers overcome their slow start, shooting only 36.4%, to whittle the deficit to just four points after 12 minutes of play.
The Lakers (25-50) host the Dallas Mavericks (45-31) on Friday night at
Dallas came to town Thursday, defeating the
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