Sixers snap 13-game road skid, beat Lakers 111-104

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm •  Published: December 29, 2013
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Los Angeles then lost swingman Xavier Henry to a strained right knee in the first quarter. Henry recently filled in at point guard while Bryant and the Lakers' top three point guards were injured.

"We had guys battling, but we just don't have enough right now," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It's tough to gauge where we are because we don't quite know what we're going to get when we get out there. ... We've got to turn the corner somehow. We've got to get a couple of breaks and get some momentum going."

Two days after the Lakers lost to Utah, the Western Conference's last-place team, Los Angeles lost to another one of the NBA's worst. Injuries are an undeniable factor, but the Lakers' 22 turnovers and 37-percent shooting might have been topics of general manager Mitch Kupchak's meeting with D'Antoni after the game.

Jodie Meeks scored 15 points as the Lakers used their 16th starting lineup in 31 games, including seven straight games with a new starting five since Bryant broke a bone near his knee.

"We've just got to go out there and find ourselves again," Nick Young said. "We have to bring our energy and just have fun. We've been worrying too much out there. It's tough trying to get wins, but we have to fight. We can't fight with ourselves and be down on ourselves. This is the time we have to stay together the most. We need to be a team right now more than anything."

Henry will have an MRI exam Monday. In his absence, recent D-League call-up Kendall Marshall stepped in as Farmar's backup at point guard, contributing eight points and three assists.

NOTES: After the Sixers missed nine of their first 10 shots in the first quarter, the Lakers promptly missed nine of their next 10. ... Nick Young spent last season with Philadelphia, averaging 10.6 points while largely coming off the bench. He left as a free agent to join his favorite boyhood team in his native Los Angeles. ... The Lakers are one of just four Western Conference teams with a losing record at home.

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