Third quarter: Bobcats 75, Lakers 63

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With the Lakers trailing by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, Coach Phil Jackson searched high and low for a spark. He couldn’t find one, so he tried Adam Morrison. At least, he got a rise out of what had been a pretty quiet crowd at the nice downtown arena that’s sponsored by a cable company. Morrison took off his sweats and many in the crowd booed him as he walked to the scorer’s table. Nothing new for the Lakers in the third quarter. The game is still there for the taking. Unfortunately for the Lakers, it’s the Bobcats who seem more willing to do the taking part.

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