The Lakers have been loosing their away game. Loosing miami on Thursday and Charlotte on Friday.
Charlotte defeated the reigning NBA champions Lakers 98-83 with 10 rebounds from Gerald Wallace,21 points from Stephen Jackson and 17 pointsover the Lakers for the seventh time in their past nine games.
From 2000-2002 Kobe Bryant won three consecutive championships with the Lakers. The lakers lately have been finding iit hard to sustain the same hyper kinetic drive as they have had in the past.
The Lakers will get an opportunity Sunday to see if they are up to it, when they play the Magic in Orlando. The Lakers beat the Magic in the last six games.
Orlando's record is the third-best record in the NBA at 43-20. But Magic is the team to get the Lakers attention.
A victory over Magic (43-20) would help Lakers (46-17) get back on track as it finishes it's three-game road trip. Since last June the Lakers haven’t played at Amway Arena.