Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half Friday night to help the Lakers pick up a 116-105 road victory over the Orlando Magic.
The Lakers couldn’t put away the Indiana Pacers late in the 111-104 loss on Wednesday at Crypto.com Arena.
The Bucks played the Lakers only once during the historic 33-game winning streak, losing 112-105, and aimed to end the streak in Milwaukee.
Dwight Howard and Talen Horton-Tucker had struggled lately, but both came up big in the Lakers’ win over the Sacramento Kings.
Playing in his first game after a confusing time in the NBA’s COVID protocols, Malik Monk scored 20 points off the bench for the Lakers in their Christmas Day loss to Nets.
Talen Horton-Tucker was rusty in the Lakers’ 108-90 loss to the Phoenix. The young guard struggled with his shooting in his first game after missing three.
To his chagrin, Jared Dudley wasn’t asked back as a Lakers player, but as a Dallas Mavericks assistant, he recognizes his future is in coaching.