The only true win for the Lakers on Thursday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks was a loss.
Already out of the playoffs, the Lakers hurt their draft position with back-to-back wins over the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks. A 108-105 loss to the Bucks dropped the Lakers to 24-47, good for the sixth-worst record in the NBA.
Brandon Knight led Milwaukee to a three-point win, scoring 30 points as the game's top scorer. The Bucks shot 55.7% from the field while taking 34 free throws to the Lakers' 18.
Former Lakers guard Ramon Sessions scored 22 with five assists, starting for a Milwaukee team missing Ersan Ilyasova (ankle), O.J. Mayo (ankle), Nate Wolters (hand), Larry Sanders (facial fracture) and Carlos Delfino (foot).
Jordan Hill tied his career-high with 28 points, shooting 13-of-17 from the field with 16 rebounds. Nick Young gave the Lakers 17 off the bench. Chris Kaman (13 points) and Jodie Meeks (10) both scored in double figures.
The Lakers shot 49.4% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range. Both teams turned the ball over at a high rate with 20 from the Lakers and 19 from the Bucks.
With just 11 games left to play, the Lakers travel to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves (35-35) on Friday night.
The Bucks (13-59) host the Miami Heat (48-22) on Saturday.
The Bucks extended their lead in the third quarter to five points, continuing to shoot a stellar percentage from the field at 62.7%.
The Lakers' offense was also efficient from the field at 52.4%, although the 18 turnovers in 36 minutes might suggest otherwise.
The Bucks shot 25 free throw attempts to the Lakers' 14 while the Lakers had a 29-20 rebounding advantage.
The Bucks shot 60.6% in the first half against the Lakers, taking a two-point lead at the half.