Milwaukee 98, L.A. Lakers 79

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #22 Bill Spooner, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Milwaukee 25 25 22 26 98
L.A. Lakers 22 24 20 13 79

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 11-16 7-6 4-10 W1
L.A. Lakers 21-8 10-3 11-5 L1

Recap

Earl Boykins scored 22 points off the bench and John Salmons added 20 as the Milwaukee Bucks caught the Los Angeles Lakers off guard in a 98-79 victory on Tuesday.

Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bogut chipped in 15 and eight for the Bucks, who snapped a three-game slide.

Home after a seven-game road trip and looking forward to a Christmas Day game against the Miami Heat on Saturday, the Lakers came out sluggish against a struggling Milwaukee squad. The Bucks showed more energy right from the tip when Bogut glided through the lane for easy baskets on the first two possessions.

Again without injured star point guard Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee maintained a small lead throughout the contest before expanding it in the fourth quarter as the long trip may have shown its effects on Los Angeles.

The Lakers were within 77-72 after Pau Gasol’s basket with 7:47 left, but the Bucks clamped down and held them without a point for nearly four minutes as they stretched the lead to 85-72 with under four minutes to play. The 5-5 Boykins scored 10 points in the final seven minutes.

Kobe Bryant scored 21 points before being ejected for arguing with officials with 2:07 left and the Lakers trailing by 15 points. Los Angeles was held to its lowest total of the season.

Top Game Performances

Milwaukee   L.A. Lakers
Earl Boykins 22 Scoring Kobe Bryant 21
John Salmons 6 Assists Lamar Odom 6
Ersan Ilyasova 11 Rebounds Pau Gasol 11
John Salmons 7 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 3
Chris Douglas-Roberts 2 Steals Derek Fisher 3
Andrew Bogut 2 Blocks Andrew Bynum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 98 50.7 8-14 16-18 19 39 4 8 18
L.A. Lakers 79 45.5 2-13 7-13 17 35 5 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Miami. The Lakers have a W/L % of .810 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Sacramento . The Bucks have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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