Memphis 84, L.A. Lakers 93

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 7, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #63 Derek Richardson, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 18119

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 26 24 23 20 93
Memphis 29 16 23 16 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 36-16 19-8 17-8 W2
Memphis 27-26 16-8 11-18 L2

Recap

Kobe Bryant scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures and the Los Angeles Lakers used a late surge to pull away for a 93-84 road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

Pau Gasol scored 17 points and Lamar Odom added 15 for the Lakers (36-16), who used an 11-0 fourth-quarter run to improve to 2-0 on their seven-game road trip.

The Lakers also did an outstanding defensive job on Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, holding him to eight points on 2-of-14 shooting. Randolph has been held to single digits just three times this season.

Sam Young scored a season-high 22 points and Rudy Gay added 18 for the Grizzlies (27-26), who have lost two in a row following a five-game winning streak.

The Lakers had lost two of three to the Grizzlies this season, including a 19-point defeat at home last month, but went ahead in the second quarter and held off several rallies.

Three-pointers by Bryant and Ron Artest helped the Lakers build a 64-51 advantage early in the third quarter. The Grizzlies went on a 13-2 run to cut the margin to two and trailed 73-68 entering the final period.

Memphis closed to 78-76 before Odom and Artest hit 3-pointers, Odom added a three-point play and Gasol hit two free throws, rebuilding the lead to 89-76 with 4:42 to play.

Artest scored 13 points, Andrew Bynum added 11 and Derek Fisher had 10 for the Lakers.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Memphis
Kobe Bryant 19 Scoring Sam Young 22
Kobe Bryant 6 Assists Mike Conley 4
Lamar Odom 11 Rebounds Marc Gasol 12
Kobe Bryant 7 Free Throws Made Zach Randolph 4
Ron Artest 4 Steals Mike Conley 3
Lamar Odom 3 Blocks Marc Gasol 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 93 43.2 8-16 21-35 22 43 7 12 14
Memphis 84 39.8 4-10 14-17 18 45 4 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Lakers have a W/L % of .743 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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