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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 101-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 101-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

The Lakers (9-41) lost their 10th straight game Sunday, falling to the Charlotte Hornets (23-25). Here are five takeaways from the 101-82 loss at Staples Center.

1. The Hornets dominated the boards, finishing with a 59-42 rebounding advantage over the Lakers. Charlotte collected 14 rebounds to the Lakers' four.

Julius Randle got into foul trouble in the third quarter, which didn't help.  The team's best rebounder finished with 10 points and 11 boards in almost 31 minutes.

Kobe Bryant was the next-best Laker, with eight rebounds.

2. Charlotte played without Al Jefferson (knee), Nicolas Batum (toe) and Cody Zeller (shoulder)....

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