The LA Lakers started off hot, leading 56-53 at the end of the first half. Unfortunately for the Lake Show, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the heat en route to a 113-103 win.
The Lakers simply couldn't handle the Bucks' ball movement and penetration from their backcourt duo of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.
Jennings and Ellis led the way, combining for 38 points on 15-of-30 shooting, and also adding 16 assists.
The Lakers didn't have an answer for the Bucks' balanced production—even with six of LA's eight starters in double digits.
Offense wasn't the problem, it was their inability to consistently defend on the perimeter that ultimately was the Lakers' demise.
Milwaukee also dominated the Lakers on the offensive glass, with five more second-chance opportunities throughout the game.
This is the fourth loss for the Lakers in their last five games. While they are still holding on to the eighth seed in the Western Conference, these losses have to be concerning as they make their late season push.
Up next for LA is a trip to face the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.