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Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score and Analysis

Jan 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre (50) defends against Indiana Pacers power forward Luis Scola (4) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
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Christopher WalderContributor IIJanuary 29, 2014

Final Score: Indiana Pacers 104, Los Angeles Lakers 92  

The downward spiral that is the 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers (16-30) continued on Tuesday night as they dropped their fifth game in a row to the best team in basketball, the Indiana Pacers (35-9).

David West led Indiana with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Roy Hibbert (11 points and 10 rebounds) and Lance Stephenson (15 points and career-high 14 rebounds) each chipped in a double-double.

Points in the paint was the real difference in this game. The Pacers had their way down low, outscoring the Lakers 58-44 and outrebounding them 63-50 on the glass.

Paul George struggled with his shot throughout the game, hitting just four of his 21 attempts. He still managed to finish with a solid line of 14 points, six assists and five rebounds.

The free-throw shooting of the Pacers was simply abysmal. leaving 12 points (15-of-27) at the charity stripe.

Six players scored in double-figures for the Lakers, who were led by yet another double-double (21 points and 13 rebounds) by center Pau Gasol. Kendall Marshall was precise with his passing, dishing out 13 assists to just one turnover.

This was the 13th-straight game where Los Angeles has given up over 100 points to their opponent. This was also their 17th loss in their last 20 games. 

 

Follow Featured Columnist/NBA Live Blogger Christopher Walder on Twitter at @WalderSports 

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