Memphis, Tennessee (Sporting Alert) – The Los Angeles Lakers fell to another defeat on Wednesday night, while star center Dwight Howard re-injured his shoulder in the process.
Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and nine rebounds off the bench and the Memphis Grizzlies picked up a 106-93 victory over the LA Lakers, which suffered its fourth successive defeat and its 10th in the last 12 games.
Kobe Bryant paced the Los Angeles (17-25) with 29 points and nine boards in the defeat.
The game saw Howard hurting his right shoulder again as the Lakers dropped its seventh straight game on the road.
Howard was 0-of-4 from the floor and left the game with 2:21 remaining in the first half with the shoulder problem.
Mike Conley scored 19 points and six assists, Rudy Gay, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph all finished with 12 points.
Randolph, the top double/double player this season also had 10 rebounds, while Gay had 11.
Metta World Peace contributed 15 in the defeat for the Lakers, with Pau Gasol adding 12 and Earl Clark, 11.
Memphis 106, LA Lakers 93
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials: #7 Kevin Fehr, #30 John Goble, #55 Bill Kennedy