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Last night the Los Angeles Lakers lost 96-79 at the Staples Center to the Utah Jazz.  Yes, the same Utah Jazz who are fighting amongst the NBA's bottom feeders for lottery positioning with an 18-33 record.  With Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol out the Lakers were forced to turn to a 40 year old Steve Nash to lead them.  Sadly Nash is just a fraction of his old self, and he managed just 2 points and 2 assists in 17 minutes of action.  Center Chris Kaman was the lone bright spot for LA, posting 25 points and 14 rebounds (a sentence you would have likely expected to read in regards to a Clippers game from 5 years ago).  

After a 13-13 start to the season, the Lakers are just 5-21 since. Yesterday was their 6th consecutive home loss, tying an all-time franchise record set 21 years ago in 1992-93.  LA's current win percentage of .346 puts them on pace for their worst season since 1959-60, when they finished 25-50.

The Lakers are just a pathetic basketball team right now, and as Celtics fans we should be relishing in their misery.  Unfortunately in this bizarro NBA season there is a major downside to watching them struggle:

Last night's loss dropped LA's record to 18-34, which for the first time since early November puts them ahead of Boston (19-34) in the draft lottery standings.



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Mark Vandeusen 2/12/2014 01:43:00 PM Edit
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