The Los Angeles Lakers had no trouble knocking down shots in this game, finishing 45-89 (50.6%), to take down the Philadelphia 76ers, 112-98. Los Angeles (18-32) has won just three of their last 10 games.
Steve Nash put up 19 points on 8-15 shooting. Other top performers for Los Angeles were Chris Kaman with 17 points and 8 rebounds, Ryan Kelly with 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Steve Blake with 14 points and 8 assists. On 6-9 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line, Tony Wroten put up 16 points off the bench for Philadelphia in the loss. Evan Turner added 15 points and 7 rebounds, James Anderson finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Lavoy Allen put up 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 55.1%, the Lakers connected at a rate of 44.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 5-2 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the 76ers are 1-8 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Philadelphia (15-36) has now lost five straight contests.
Coming up next, the Lakers square off against the Chicago Bulls, who are 24-25 on the year. The 76ers match up with the Los Angeles Clippers, currently 34-18 this season. The Lakers have a 0-1 record against Chicago this season. The 76ers are 0-1 versus Los Angeles this season.
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