After a promising start, things quickly get out of hand, and Odom takes the blame.
L.A. Times: In the spirit of today’s holiday, Milwaukee Bucks employees handed out dozens of frozen turkeys to fans during a third-quarter promotion Wednesday night.
The giving wasn’t done yet.
The Lakers proceeded to hand the Bucks the fourth quarter as a coin flip of a game morphed into a 110-103 Milwaukee victory at the Bradley Center.
The Lakers hurled a series of panicked three-point attempts at the rim and also learned a lesson in temper control when Andrew Bynum was hit with a technical foul . . . after getting the foul call he wanted while attempting a shot.
The Bucks’ obvious response: Hey, thanks.
The Lakers have already shown they can win on the road — Phoenix, Houston and Tuesday’s fireworks display against Indiana come to mind — but they also proved they could lose on the road, in a grand thumbs-down way.
They were ahead, 83-82, with eight minutes to play, and then their shots stopped falling, their defense stopped caring and their attempt at momentum for Friday’s game in Boston was sent home for the holiday.
The fourth-quarter stats for the Lakers: six-for-19 shooting (31.6%), one for eight (12.5%) from three-point range, three assists and no smiles in the locker room afterward.
Lamar Odom was in a particularly grumpy mood, taking all the blame after missing eight of 11 shots and scoring eight points in 40 minutes.