Philadelphia 76ers vs. LA Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers lost their fifth straight game on Sunday, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 111-104 in an ugly up-and-down affair at Staples Center.

Mike D'Antoni's club was incredibly reliant on jump shots in the loss, which was bad news on a night when they shot 37 percent from the field and 32 percent from three.

"We have guys battling but it's just not enough right now," head coach Mike D'Antoni said after the game, according to Lakers Nation's Serena Winters. 

The Sixers also outscored the Lakers 52-28 in the paint and torched L.A. in transition to the tune of a 10-point advantage on the fast break. 

L.A. was sloppy with the ball, as well, committing 22 turnovers compared to 11 by the visitors. 

The Lakers allowed the Sixers to score a combined 66 points over the second and third quarters, and despite outscoring Philadelphia by two in the game's final frame, they failed to come up with several clean looks that could have tied the game.   

Evan Turner scored 22 points, while Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 25 points and nine rebounds. 


Key Players

Nick Young, Sixth Man

Perhaps it was because the Sixers were familiar with Nick Young dating back to his days as a member of the squad during the 2012-13 campaign, but Swaggy P struggled to get going against the league's worst scoring defense.

Young missed his first five shots from the field, many of which were contested jumpers, and managed just two points during a first quarter in which the Lakers shot 27.3 percent from the field. 

And boy, was that an ominous sign of things to come.

As the game wore on, Young's scoring ramped up and he was able to finish with 26 points, but it was hardly an efficient performance. He shot 6-of-21 from the field and 2-of-11 from three. Twelve...

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