The team traveled to Beijing a few days back, but the Lakers were once again without superstar Kobe Bryant due to his recovery from the Achilles injury. Still, Bryant came on the trip and plans to continue his recovery in China. Jordan Farmar and Wesley Johnson were also inactive in yesterday's game because of their minor injuries.
Nick Young is continuing his efficient preseason scoring a team high 18 points on 7-10 shooting. Pau Gasol added 15 points and 6 rebounds in 26 minutes. Chris Kaman had another solid game scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while shooting a perfect 7-7 from the field. Rookie Ryan Kelly made his NBA debut scoring 6 points and grabbing 3 rebounds.
Although the Lakers lost, the team is starting to develop their chemistry in time for the regular season. L.A. will look to bounce back on Friday where they will play the Warriors once more, but this time in Shanghai.
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