Lakers Gameday
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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6:30PM PT

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Bass Block

Brandon Bass with a big-time block during the fourth quarter.

Lakers vs. Hornets (01/29/16)

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Bass Block

Brandon Bass with a big-time block during the fourth quarter.
Jan 31, 2016  |  00:17

Knockin' It Down

Jordan Clarkson buries a tough jumper during the third quarter.
Jan 31, 2016  |  00:14

Hornets send Lakers to record-tying 10th loss in row, 101-82

Posted by Greg Beacham on Jan 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 19 points and 12 rebounds apiece, and the Charlotte Hornets sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their franchise record-tying 10th consecutive defeat, 101-82 Sunday night.

Kobe Bryant scored 23 points in 23 minutes, but the Lakers matched the 1994 team for the longest skid in the 16-time NBA champion franchise's proud history. Los Angeles dropped to 9-41, guaranteeing three straight non-winning seasons for the first time since 1961.

Kemba Walker had 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Hornets, who wrapped up their four-game road trip with a decisive win over the Western Conference's worst team. Charlotte cruised even with four of its top eight scorers out due to injury.

While Bryant hit four 3-pointers and excelled in his first 20-point performance since Jan. 7, his teammates received loud boos from a Staples Center crowd finally growing tired of their poor play in his farewell season.

Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points and Lou Williams added 11 for the Lakers.

Charlotte could have struggled at the close of a West Coast trip. Instead, the Hornets led for all but one possession.

MKG IN LA

Kidd-Gilchrist returned from shoulder surgery in Portland on Friday night after being sidelined since October. He went 6 for 7 against the Lakers and hit two 3-pointers. Marvin Williams hit four.

KOBE'S STRENGTHS

Bryant missed his first five shots before banking in a short jumper late in the first quarter. He heated up with three 3-pointers and two free throws in a 2:06 span in the second quarter, earning a standing ovation and chants of "Kobe! Kobe!" from the adoring Lakers fans.

Bryant was a high school freshman when the Lakers lost 10 straight games in 1994 under interim coach Magic Johnson, who watched this game from courtside.

LIN'S RETURN

Jeremy Lin had six points, five assists and five rebounds despite a sprained right ankle. The point guard spent last season with the Lakers, struggling to fit into coach Byron Scott's offense and rarely playing a significant role on the worst team in franchise history. Lin signed with Charlotte in July.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Jeremy Lamb sat out his fifth straight game while hobbled by a sprained toe. ... Nicolas Batum also sat out again due to a strained toe.

Lakers: The crowd observed a pregame moment of silence for Marge Hearn, the widow of longtime Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn. She was 98 when she died Saturday night. ... Before the game, the Lakers signed Make-a-Wish recipient Yitzi Teichman to a one-day contract. The brain cancer fighter got a No. 18 jersey. ... Rookie F Larry Nance Jr. sat out after a setback with his sore right knee. The Lakers are considering shutting him down until after the All-Star break, Scott said. ... IOC President Thomas Bach, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, and Robbie and Claudine Keane attended the game.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Host the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Lakers: Host the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

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Friday, January 29, 2016
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Injury Report

Lakers

  • Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) is probable.
  • Larry Nance Jr. (sore right knee) is doubtful.

Hornets

  • Al Jefferson (right knee surgery) is out.
  • Cody Zeller (right shoulder sprain) is out.
  • Nicolas Batum (right second toe strain) is out.
  • Jeremy Lin (right ankle sprain) is questionble.
  • Jeremy Lamb (right great toe strain) is questionable.
  • P.J. Hairston (hyperextended left elbow) is probable.
  • Brian Roberts (sprained left hand) is probable.

Game Notes

All-Time Series Notes: The Lakers split the 2013-14 season series with Charlotte 1-1, after winning the 2012-13 season series 2-0 and taking the lone meeting with the Hornets in 2011-12 … The two teams have met 51 times in all, with the Lakers leading the all-time series 32-19 ... At STAPLES Center, the Lakers are 10-4 all-time against the Hornets while they are 14-11 in Charlotte ... In their first meeting of the 2009-10 season at STAPLES Center, the Lakers defeated the Hornets (then Bobcats) 99-97, snapping a three-game home and overall losing streak to Charlotte ... On 2/14/11 at Charlotte, the Lakers lost by 20 points (89-109), marking their worst defeat in series history ... In 2008-09, the Bobcats defeated the Lakers 110-117 in double-overtime at STAPLES Center, marking the fourth OT contest (2nd multi-overtime game) between the two teams and the third since 2006 ... In 2006-07, the Lakers lost on the road to the Hornets 124-133 in triple overtime to conclude a six-game road trip ... It was the Lakers third ever triple-overtime game in the Los Angeles era and the team’s longest game since a four-overtime contest in January of 1980 at Cleveland … In their final meeting of the 2001-02 season, the Lakers held Charlotte to a series-low 66 points and won by a series-high 41-point margin in a 107-66 victory 3/12/02 at STAPLES Center ... In 30 career games (26 starts) against Charlotte, Lakers G Kobe Bryant, who was originally selected by the Hornets with the 13th overall choice in the 1996 NBA Draft, is averaging 24.1 points ... His high game against Charlotte was 58 points in a triple-overtime contest 12/29/06 … Bryant has eight games of 30+ points, including two games of 40+ points, against the Hornets.

Connections: Hornets G Jeremy Lin played for the Lakers in 2014-2015 … Hornets Head Coach Steve Clifford was an assistant coach with the Lakers before taking his current job in Charlotte … Previously, Clifford coached Lakers F Brandon Bass (2009-11) as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic … Hornets Associate Head Coach Patrick Ewing also was an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic when Brandon Bass played there … Lakers Assistant Coach Paul Pressey coached Ewing as a player in a similar capacity while with the Orlando Magic in 2001-02 … Pressey was an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics when Hornets C Al Jefferson played for them from 2004-2006 … Hornets Assistant Coach Bruce Kreutzer was a shooting consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2006-2008 when Lakers G Lou Williams played for them … Williams and Hornets F Spencer Hawes played together on the Philadelphia 76ers from 2010-12 … Lakers F Metta World Peace and Hawes played together on the Sacramento Kings in 2007-2008 … Lakers C Roy Hibbert and Hornets F Tyler Hansbrough played together on the Indiana Pacers from 2009-13 … Lakers C Tarik Black and Hornets G Troy Daniels both played for the Houston Rockets in 2014 … Lakers F Julius Randle and Hornets G Aaron Harrison were teammates at the University of Kentucky in 2013-14 … Similarly, Randle and Harrison both earned McDonald’s All-American honors in 2013 … Hornets G Nicolas Batum made his NBA debut against the Lakers on October 28th, 2008.

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