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Lakers post worst performance in a half since moving to Los Angeles

Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer


One night after Kobe Bryant’s historic scoring milestone, the Lakers reminded everybody that they’re not a good basketball team. They lost 110-91 to the Indiana Pacers, and it wasn’t really even that close. Most of that is because they had their worst half in 54 years.

Lakers trail the Pacers by 33 points at half, their worst halftime deficit since the team moved to LA in 1960.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 16, 2014

Some of the numbers here are staggering. They shot 16.3 percent from the field over the first 24 minutes and gave up 60 point to the Pacers, the team with the third-worst offensive rating in the league at 96.9 points per 100 possessions.

The Lakers had won their last three games and seemed to finally be showing some sort of cohesion. And then this. This team is still not good.