Guard Jodie Meeks paced the Lakers with 12 points, while guard Nick Young had nine.

Marshall backed up Jordan Farmar at point guard after Xavier Henry strained a knee and left the game. Henry will have an MRI exam on Monday.

Lakers 22, 76ers 20 (end of first quarter)

The Lakers started the game against the Sixers quickly, opening with a 12-2 run while holding Philadelphia to 10% shooting from the field.

It didn't last.

The Sixers answered with an 18-4 run to take a four-point lead. By the end of the quarter, the Lakers managed to reclaim a two-point advantage.

Guard Jodie Meeks had six points to lead the Lakers, who shot a paltry 27.3% from the field.

The Sixers were actually worse at 26.7% in an ugly 12-minutes stretch of basketball for both teams.

Philadelphia forward Thaddeus Young led all scorers with nine.

Lakers forward Xavier Henry left with 1:14 in the quarter with a strained right knee. He’ll have an MRI exam on Monday.


The Lakers (13-17) will host the Philadelphia 76ers (8-23) on Sunday night at Staples Center.

The Sixers have won only one of 14 on the road this season. The Lakers have dropped four in a row and Philadelphia won't necessarily be an easy win.

Philadelphia rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams has impressed so far with 18.1 points, 7.7 assists and 3.1 steals a game.

Pau Gasol won't play because of an upper respiratory infection. Chris Kaman, who has a sprained left ankle, is a game-time decision.

For a more in-depth breakdown, check out Preview: Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers.


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