Lakers vs Orlando: Lakers' winning streak snapped by Magic
The Lakers' four-game winning streak on this seven-game trip was snapped by the Orlando Magic on Sunday at Amway Arena.
The Lakers shot only 39.3% from the field, just 12.5% (two for 16) from three-point range. They were held to 34 points in the second half.
Kobe Bryant had 17 points but he was only eight-for-18 shooting from the field. Andrew Bynum finished with 17 points on eight-of-15 shooting and nine rebounds.
Lamar Odom had 15 points and eight rebounds while Pau Gasol was held to 11 points on five-for-12 shooting and four rebounds.
Dwight Howard led the Magic with 31 points and 13 rebounds. Jason Richardson was the only other Orlando player in double digits with 12 points, although he made only five of 15 shots. Forwards Hedu Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson each had nine points on a combined seven-for-13 shooting from the field.
The Lakers play at Charlotte on Monday night.
Magic 67, Lakers 60 (end of third quarter)
The Lakers still trail after three quarters, but at least they played inspired basketball in the third quarter.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum both have 15 points through three quarters. Bynum also has eight rebounds.
Dwight Howard leads the Magic with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Magic 45, Lakers 41 (end of first half)
The Lakers got 13 points from Kobe Bryant in the first half, but still trail at the intermission.
Jason Richardson leads the Magic with 12 points.
Dwight Howard picked up his third foul with 2:27 left in the second quarter while trying to set a screen on Derek Fisher.
Magic 24, Lakers 21 (end of first quarter)
The Lakers were right. The Orlando Magic did put up a lot of three-pointers.
The Magic went three for six from three-point range, allowing Orlando to open its early lead.
Center Dwight Howard leads the Magic with nine points, but he also picked up two fouls in the first quarter.
Lakers center Andrew Bynum has nine points as well in his matchup against Howard.
The Lakers know that the Orlando Magic shoot plenty of three-pointers.
That was something Lakers Coach Phil Jackson told his team to be ready for when L.A. faced the Magic on Sunday at Amway Arena.
Dwight Howard, Orlando's All-Star center, was also someone the Lakers had to be prepared to deal with.
-- Broderick Turner, reporting from Orlando
Photo: Magic guard Jason Richardson tries to draw a charge from Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in the first half Sunday. Credit: Preston Mack / EPA