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Lakers' winning streak comes to an end in 109-97 loss to Mavericks

Lakers' winning streak comes to an end in 109-97 loss to Mavericks

The next step in the Lakers’ evolution came at the cost of the team’s first loss at Staples Center this season. 

The Dallas Mavericks ended the Lakers’ three-game winning streak with a 109-97 victory Tuesday night.

After beating the Atlanta Hawks, the Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers struggled against a Mavericks team that entered the game with a 1-5 record. Harrison Barnes, coming off a 34-point performance in the Mavericks’ last game, scored 31 against the Lakers. Five Dallas players finished in double figures and the Mavericks shot 52.4%. 

The loss dropped the Lakers to 4-4.

“Harrison was pretty...

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