L.A. Lakers 108, Detroit 83

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #38 Michael Smith, # James Williams
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 19 23 17 24 83
L.A. Lakers 24 21 31 32 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 11-24 8-8 3-16 L3
L.A. Lakers 24-11 12-5 12-6 W1

Recap

Pau Gasol scored 21 points as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped out of their funk with a 108-83 home victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

The two-time defending champion Lakers (24-11) had lost four of their last six games, including a 104-85 home loss to Memphis in which they were booed.

Kobe Bryant overcame a terrible 0-for-9 start and finished with 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Los Angeles, which held a 45-42 halftime lead and pulled away with a huge second half.

Lamar Odom, again coming off the bench, had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers.

Rookie Greg Monroe had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Tracy McGrady scored 14 points and Tayshaun Prince added 12 for Detroit (11-24), which has lost three in a row and is 3-16 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   L.A. Lakers
Tracy McGrady 14 Scoring Pau Gasol 21
Tracy McGrady 6 Assists Kobe Bryant 8
Greg Monroe 11 Rebounds Lamar Odom 9
Will Bynum 4 Free Throws Made Pau Gasol 7
Greg Monroe 2 Steals Ron Artest 2
Austin Daye 1 Blocks Matt Barnes 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 83 44.4 3-13 16-24 22 37 2 4 19
L.A. Lakers 108 47.2 6-17 18-22 29 41 4 7 6

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Lakers have a W/L % of .783 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Pistons have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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