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Atlanta Hawks coast to victory over the Lakers

Atlanta Hawks coast to victory over the Lakers

The Lakers lost their second consecutive game, falling to the Atlanta Hawks, 106-77, on Friday night at Staples Center.

Playing without Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Jordan Clarkson (knee) and Lou Williams (hamstring), the Lakers never really challenged the Hawks, who built a 54-36 halftime lead they were able to sustain.

Starting rookie Anthony Brown in place of Bryant and Nick Young for Clarkson, the Lakers shot only 34.1% from the field, 18.5% (5 of 27) from three-point range and 70% (14 of 20) from the free-throw line.

Atlanta shot 54.4%, 46.4% (13 of 28) and 73.1% (19 of 26), respectively. Dennis Schroder led the...

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