Final: Bobcats 94, Lakers 84

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Lakers turned in another clunker, losing to the Charlotte Bobcats by 94-84 tonight. Now the best they can do on their seven-game trip is finish with a 5-2 record. They complete their longest trip of the season Wednesday at Milwaukee. Lakers coach Phil Jackson set a goal of coming home with 60 victories. Now the best they can do is return with 59. The Lakers (58-16) shot almost as poorly as in Sunday’s loss to Atlanta. They shot 39.2 percent tonight and 35 percent Sunday. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 25 points. Lamar Odom had 20 points and nine rebounds. Pau Gasol had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Gerald Wallace led the Bobcats with 21 points. The Lakers averaged 108 points, but then scored 76 against Atlanta and 84 against Charlotte.

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  • Mario DiLeo

    Inexcusable loss…at least the Hawks are playoff-bound team…and you can’t use the Vlad Rad copout, either…