The All-Star break was supposed to be a chance for the Lakers to reset, but Sunday was a newfound low, losing to the New Orleans Pelicans 123-95. To start the 4th quarter, the Lakers were down 30 points, and Crypto.com Arena fans rained down the boos.
The Lakers are currently down by 30 at home to the 24-36 Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/8E0B23kJrp
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 28, 2022
For a team that needed a strong start out of the gate of the All-Star break, the Lakers have done anything but after an unfortunate loss to the Clippers and an embarrassing loss to the Pelicans. Right now, the 27-33 Lakers are tumbling backwards, and with that loss, the #11 Pelicans are one step closer to actually having a spot in the play-in tournament just 2½ games back with 22 games left to play.