Lakers Suffer Worst Loss in Franchise History

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding project reached a new low Sunday afternoon with the most lopsided loss in franchise history, a 122-73 rout at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. “We didn’t show up to play, honestly, which is frustrating,” first-year Lakers coach Luke Walton said after the 49-point drubbing. “Honestly, it’s embarrassing for us as a team and for us as an organization, for our Laker fans that are so good to us.

“Again, at this point it is not about every night going out and winning. It is playing a certain style that allows you a chance to win while we are trying to build this thing. It’s about getting better and building on games like our last game, and not being satisfied with it. … “The effort just wasn’t there tonight, which I don’t understand. I love our group of guys and I know we are going to bring it next game, but that’s not who we are. It was frustrating tonight.”

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN