The Lakers (13-41) lost their seventh consecutive game on Friday night, falling to the Brooklyn Nets (22-31). Here are five takeaways from the 114-105 loss at Staples Center.
1) Neither Carlos Boozer nor Wesley Johnson knew before the game that they weren't going to get any minutes. Both were healthy, but Coach Byron Scott chose not to play them against the Nets.
Boozer said all the right things after the game. Clearly he wasn't happy, but he talked about supporting his teammates, who had a chance to win despite a third-quarter lapse.
For the record, Scott said he wasn't concerned if Boozer was upset, "I think he'll handle it as a...