The Los Angeles Lakers visited the Atlanta Hawks for their last game before the All-Star break. The result was a disappointing 113-117 loss in a match which they were expected to win.
The Lakers are lying in 10th place in the Western Conference playoff standings and have dropped 2.5 games behind the Sacramento Kings who currently hold the 8th and final playoff spot.
Meanwhile, the Hawks continued their good run and are steadily improving their displays. They have a 19-38 record and are the 12th ranked team in the Eastern Conference.