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Lakers lose to New Orleans after making lineup changes
Lakers lose to New Orleans after making lineup changes

Changes finally came to the Lakers' starting lineup, though one thing remained the same — another loss. Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer were benched by Byron Scott, a fairly bold statement that defense really mattered most to the Lakers coach. There still wasn't much of it in the Lakers' 104-87 loss Sunday to the New Orleans Pelicans. Fans booed as the Lakers fell behind by 20 points going into the fourth quarter at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant took nearly an hour before talking to reporters after the game. Boozer tried to one-up Bryant by not talking to reporters, period. Lin called the demotion "one of the toughest situations I've been in." Ladies...

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