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Hornets rally in fourth quarter to edge Lakers, 104-103
Hornets rally in fourth quarter to edge Lakers, 104-103

That three-game winning streak by the Lakers seems long ago after another close loss, this time a 104-103 loss the Hornets in Charlotte. To those hoping the Lakers, who had a 74-70 lead after three quarters Tuesday, sink lower in the NBA draft lottery mix, it’s now a two-game losing streak. The three-game road trip continues Wednesday in Miami and finishes Friday in Memphis against the Grizzlies, who happen to have the second-best record in the Western Conference at 42-16. Center Al Jefferson, who always gives the Lakers problems, had 21 points and 16 rebounds while guards Mo Williams and Gerald Henderson combined for 41 points, including several key baskets in the fourth...

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