Kobe Bryant had 26 points on 9-of-21 shooting for the Lakers, who committed 20 turnovers and lost to Charlotte for the seventh time in nine meetings.

The Lakers seemed to be playing hard, but the Bobcats were obviously playing harder

“As a team, our collective synergy – that means collective energy – it’s been better,” Odom said. “Sometimes you go through it as a team. It’s nothing we’re not going to get past.”

The next stop is Orlando, and the Lakers hope this is where they can turn it around.

“They are a great basketball team,” Bryant said. “It’s not really a good time to go in. You can go in hot, you can go in cold. We just have to go in there, execute, play our game, play hard and see what happens.”

Orlando has the third-best record in the NBA at 43-20.

“Most likely you’ll see us play our style of game,” Odom said. “We’ll go to our mismatches. We’ll find out how to get in our offense. We’ll make three or four or five passes. Against the top teams, if you don’t see us play our best, then we’ve got a problem. Win, lose, or draw, we’ll play like a good game.”

  • cezbryant

    kobe, mwah!!!