aren't tanking but injuries are getting the job done.
Facing the worst team (by record) in the
The Lakers started the game by missing 11 shots in a row. A late fourth-quarter run wasn't enough to make up a deficit that had grown to 22 points in the third quarter.
Milwaukee shot 44.0% from the field.
The Lakers shot just 35.8% from the field, struggling to hit shots for most of the night starting with a dreadful first quarter at 23.8%.
The Lakers (13-19) host the
Knight has scored 33 points in 29 minutes on 15-of-22 shooting as the Bucks shot 47.1% from the field.
Earlier in the season the Lakers had one of the highest scoring benches in the
The Lakers were better in the second quarter, marginally, outscoring the Bucks by two points.
Milwaukee shot 40.8%, led by 15 points from
The Lakers missed their 11 shots in a row to open the game against the league's worst team, quickly falling behind by as many as 17 points.
Lakers power forward
The Lakers finished the quarter with 12 points on 5-of-21 shooting (23.8%). They also had seven turnovers.
The Lakers (13-18) will look to end their five-game losing streak on Tuesday night at
Power forward Pau Gasol is expected to return from an upper respiratory infection but forward
Gurad Nick Young will start for forward
The Bucks will be without
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