L.A. Lakers 102, Philadelphia 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 31, 2010 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #73 Ed Malloy, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 19 25 29 25 98
L.A. Lakers 29 23 30 20 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 13-20 8-6 5-14 L1
L.A. Lakers 23-10 11-4 12-6 W2

Recap

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Pau Gasol had 20 points and eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers recorded a 102-98 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at Staples Center.
 
Lamar Odom had 18 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Lakers (23-10).
 
After Jrue Holiday pulled Philadelphia to 96-95 with 2:45 remaining, Bryant sank a jumper 21 seconds later. But Thaddeus Young tied it at 98-98 with two free throws at the 1:33 mark.

Bryant's jumper gave the Lakers at 100-98 lead with 1:15 left. Philadelphia missed two late 3-pointers and Bryant sank two free throws with 1.9 seconds left.
 
Holiday led Philadelphia (13-20) with 19 points and 11 assists. Andres Nocioni had 13 points and eight rebounds while Louis Williams had 18 points and Young scored 14.
 
Philadelphia fell to 3-4 on an eight-game trip that ends Monday at New Orleans.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   L.A. Lakers
Jrue Holiday 19 Scoring Kobe Bryant 33
Jrue Holiday 11 Assists Ron Artest 4
Andres Nocioni 8 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 15
Thaddeus Young 4 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 6
Elton Brand 3 Steals Kobe Bryant 2
Spencer Hawes 1 Blocks Pau Gasol 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 98 47.0 9-20 11-16 26 35 2 9 13
L.A. Lakers 102 51.2 4-14 14-19 19 45 4 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Lakers have a W/L % of .818 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The 76ers have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .474 after a loss.
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