How it happened: To put it bluntly, the Lakers couldn't throw a rock in the ocean Sunday night. They shot just 30-for-93 as a team (32.3 percent) with only two out of the 14 players who got in (Xavier Henry and Darius Johnson-Odom) personally shooting 50 percent or better.
What it means: Thank goodness there are still six preseason games left over the next three weeks to get things right before it counts, because the Lakers still have a lot of work to do.
For starters, having a consistent lineup and rotation will help keep things from getting so ugly.
From there, a little more discipline out of guys like Nick Young (4-for-16) and Marcus Landry (4-for-11) in their shot selection couldn't hurt.
Hits: Henry, who has had a whirlwind 24 hours that included his phone blowing up from well-wishers who saw his 29-point outburst against Golden State -- and even getting a follow on Twitter from his locker room neighbor in Bryant -- was a bright spot once again. He scored 15 points on 4-for-7 shooting and got to the line early and often, going 7-for-9 from the stripe.
Misses:Wesley Johnson, who had been raved about during training camp, left the game in the first quarter because of a strained left foot, finishing with two points on 1-for-5 shooting, two turnovers and two fouls in eight minutes after starting at small forward. It mirrored his struggles Saturday against Golden State, when he also went 1-for-5 with four fouls and two turnovers.
Nash (zero points, six assists, five rebounds) sat out the second half to rest.
Stat of the night: 13. Gasol's shot attempt total in just 23 minutes of playing time. He had 13 games last season in which he didn't reach double-digit shot attempts while playing a full game.