HONOLULU – There is much work to be done and not much time to do it, with opening night less than three weeks away and the Lakers looking every bit Wednesday night like the team that finished 34-48 a season ago. They suffered a 112-81 exhibition loss to the Golden State Warriors that would have been forgettable had it not seemed so familiar to those who watched the Lakers lose 19 of their final 21 games last season. The one bright spot? The game wasn’t televised back to the Mainland. The one thought to consider? The Lakers are done with training camp and the triangle offense is far from clicking. The Lakers staggered and sputtered Wednesday, turning over the ball 27 times and falling behind by 18 points at halftime. With Kobe Bryant unable to bail them out, the Lakers totaled all of 40 points in the first two quarters. “When it’s not moving fluid, when you look at on the floor, it looks like nobody knows the system,” guard Aaron McKie said. “That’s just a matter of playing with each other a little bit more and getting to know each other a little bit better.” They trailed by 35 with a minute left and managed one field goal in the fourth quarter. The Lakers split their two exhibition games with the Warriors but looked every bit like a team that had worked on the triangle for 12 practices. “What do we take out of it?” coach Phil Jackson said, repeating a reporter’s question. “We’re going to have a lot of trouble in back-to-back games. “That’s all I can imagine. I really don’t know. It’s so difficult to imagine what this will even look like when you’re a month into the season. This is so far away that it doesn’t even make any sense.” It was a game in which Bryant had to contain his frustration in the third quarter, pointing to the spots where his teammates were supposed to be, even while they couldn’t feed him the ball in the post. “I could have broke out of the system and just went nuts but it doesn’t make sense to do that,” Bryant said, “because it doesn’t improve us as a ball club. Just stay patient. It will come.” The first two minutes out of halftime were typical of the night. Smush Parker took a contested 3-pointer from the corner and Adonal Foyle scored in transition at the other end for Golden State. Lamar Odom couldn’t finish a drive and Warriors guard Baron Davis pulled up for a jumper with Kwame Brown failing to even put a hand up. Chris Mihm misfired and Troy Murphy scored off a putback with no Laker in his vicinity. Just like that, the Lakers were down 65-40 and Jackson had to call time out. Bryant finished with 11 points on 4 for 8 shooting but never got into a rhythm. The contrast between nights could not have been greater for Bryant. He led all scorers with 28 points in Tuesday’s 101-93 victory, pulling the Lakers back to even in the second quarter, scoring 16 of the team’s 32 points. With Bryant unable to take control, the Lakers couldn’t find a secondary scorer and struggled to put up 18 points in the second quarter. The Lakers’ third-best player right now might be Parker, who has hit 8 of 14 shots in the two exhibitions. Jackson started McKie but played him only nine minutes and didn’t want to bring him back cold off the bench. Meanwhile, the hamstring injury that forward Luke Walton suffered late in Tuesday’s game likely will keep him out six weeks, although different players heal at different speeds. Jackson said Walton’s status won’t be fully assessed until the team returns to Los Angeles today. But Jackson suggested that Walton might have suffered a tear in his left hamstring. “What we do know about it is these are the type of injuries that you’ve got to let time heal and then move forward,” Jackson said. The Lakers have hit just 3 of 26 3-pointers in their first two exhibitions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!