The 6-foot-10 center shot 18 of 32 from the field in 38 minutes, scoring only four of his points at the free-throw line.
The Lakers were led by
As a team, the Lakers shot only 38.7% from the field.
The Bobcats played with four former Lakers:
With their sixth straight loss, the Lakers fall to 16-31. The team will rest over the weekend before visiting the
The Bobcats (21-27) travel to Phoenix to play the
The Bobcats pushed their lead to 20 points before a late Lakers' rally closed the gap to 12.
The Bobcats were led by center
Charlotte shot 50% from the field and had a 41-29 rebounding advantage over the Lakers.
The Lakers managed to whittle down a double-digit deficit in the second quarter, but it didn't last.
The Bobcats shot 58.1% from the field with 31 points in each quarter to head into halftime with a 13-point lead.
The Lakers were led by reserve
The Lakers haven't played well on the defensive end in January. On Friday night, the Bobcats shot 56.5% from the field to take a four-point lead after one quarter at
They were also outrebounded, 14-8.
The Lakers (16-30) host the Charlotte Bobcats (20-27) on Friday night at Staples Center.
Charlotte is trying to hold onto the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, with the ninth-place
The Lakers have lost five in a row, continuing to play without
The Bobcats will play without dynamic young point guard
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