The common thread in Lakers' losses this season has been turnovers, poor transition defense and free-throw shooting.
Currently the Lakers are the worst team in the league from the free-throw line, shooting just 68.9%.
After every practice, the players routinely shoot to improve and in the team's gym. By and large, they are accurate.
A board tracking their progress was recently updated to show individual percentages through the All-Star break.
Steve Nash and Jodie Meeks led the way at 97% over 1,278 and 1,340 cumulative attempts, respectively. Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake, Earl Clark and rookie Robert Sacre also averaged at least 90% in practice.
In games Bryant dipped to 84.6%, Blake to 54.5%, Clark to 67.6% and Sacre to 63.6%. Nash's actual percentage of 91.9% was actually second to Meeks' 92.7%.