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Lakers Daily Links: Monday

Lakers keep putting the 'L' in L.A., losing their 10th in a row to tie franchise record: New low for the Lakers this season — an imperfect 10. They tied the franchise record for consecutive losses when they fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 101-82, amid boos and groans Sunday night at Staples Center. All that stands between them and infamy is Tuesday's home game against Minnesota. -- Los Angeles Times

Happy memories of Marge Hearn, 'first lady of the Lakers': Stu Lantz still carries the press pass, tucked safely in his wallet, wherever he goes. It has Chick Hearn's name and smiling face on it, and was given to the Lakers TV analyst after the team's play-by-play announcer died in 2002. -- Los Angeles Times

Lakers match longest skid in franchise history, 10 games, with loss to Hornets: The boos came midway through the third quarter Sunday. They started off somewhat scattered, but grew into a raucous chorus as the Lakers fell further and further behind the Charlotte Hornets in an eventual 101-82 loss. -- The Orange County Register

Marge Hearn, wife of legendary broadcaster Chick, dies at 98: Marge Hearn was at the side of her legendary husband, Chick, throughout his 37-year career as the Lakers broadcaster, often accompanying him to games. Her face was as well-known as his voice. -- The Orange County Register

LA Lakers draw boos against Hornets after tying franchise record for most consecutive losses: For once, the loudest moment of the night did not coincide with Kobe Bryant’s starting lineup introduction. Nor did it happen when Bryant shed off rustiness with each basket he made. Instead, the noise erupted amid the Lakers’ sluggish end to their third quarter that cemented something more than just another forgettable loss, a 101-82 defeat to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday at Staples Center. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Marge Hearn, widow of former LA Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, dies at age 98: The news left the Lakers both saddened and reflective as they stomached the loss of a significant part of their rich history. Marge Hearn, the widow of former Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, died on Saturday night at age 98 of what the Lakers described as natural causes. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers’ Byron Scott to have “open competition” between Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.: For at least one game, Julius Randle will not have to worry about his role and his minutes will entail. Randle will start for the eighth consecutive game when the Lakers (9-40) host the Charlotte Hornets (22-25) on Sunday at Staples Center with forward Larry Nance Jr. staying sidelined with recurring soreness in his right knee. -- Los Angeles Daily News