Hard to imagine the Lakers matching or passing the Chicago Bulls’ league record of 72 victories after watching their lackluster defeat tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. Ron Artest had a night to forget, scoring three points on 1-for-6 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, four turnovers, five fouls and one technical foul. It wasn’t all his fault. Kobe Bryant had 20 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 21 points.