LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reeling Los Angeles Lakers have been booed for a lot of the second half in a 125-95 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday evening.
CJ McCollum scored 22 factors and former Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas and Brandon Ingram added 19 apiece for the Pelicans.
The 28-point margin of victory is the biggest in franchise historical past by the Pelicans over the Lakers, surpassing their 139-117 win in 2018.
McCollum has six straight 20-point video games. He’s averaging 28 factors in his seven video games with the Pelicans since being acquired from Portland on Feb. 8. He had 9 factors within the third quarter when New Orleans went on a 26-7 run over four-plus minutes to place the sport away.
Valanciunas additionally had 10 rebounds for his thirty seventh double-double of the season, which is tied for third within the NBA.
Ingram, who performed for the Lakers for 3 seasons, additionally had eight assists. He had six factors over the last six minutes of the primary half because the Pelicans went on a 17-4 run to seize a 51-37 lead with 35 seconds remaining. LeBron James banked in a 3-pointer on the following possession to drag the Lakers inside 51-40 at halftime.
James led the Lakers with 32 factors and Russell Westbrook added 16. Los Angeles has dropped two straight and 5 of its final six to fall a season-worst six video games below .500 at 27-33.
The Lakers dedicated 23 turnovers, together with 16 within the first half. Los Angeles’ evening could possibly be summed up in the course of the third quarter when DeAndre Jordan threw a cross-court move that hit a fan within the first row of the seats alongside the baseline.
Followers at crypto.com Area voiced their displeasure with boos for many of the second half.
Pelicans: New Orleans has gained 5 straight highway video games, marking the fifth time that has occurred for the reason that workforce moved from Charlotte in 2002. The longest streak is eight in 2007-08.
Lakers: Dwight Howard completed with 11 rebounds. He reached 10,400 profession defensive rebounds halfway by means of the second quarter.
Pelicans: Host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Lakers: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.