Jan 20, 2013
Lakers lose against the Raptors 108-103
The Lakers started the game off very slow. Unfortunately, it was a hole they couldn't climb out of trailing most of the game. Turnovers were one of the main issues, as the Lakers just couldn't hold on to the ball or made some mental mistakes. It didn't help that their center, Dwight Howard, got ejected from the game by picking up a 2nd technical foul. Kobe did not have another great shooting game, but still contributed a team high 26pts. Gasol had a good game contributing 25pts. Forward Earl Clark, who's energy and effort continues to shine, had a double-double with 14pts, 14rbs.
The defense, which has been an Achilles heel all season, showed how disoriented it was in this game. Seems like there not much communication going on there in the defensive end. One thing is for sure, time is not on the Lakers side with every loss piling up. Lakers will face the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night in a back-to-back.