New Orleans 95, L.A. Lakers 101

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 5, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #9 Derrick Stafford, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18426

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 27 29 25 20 101
New Orleans 19 31 32 13 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 35-16 19-8 16-8 W1
New Orleans 32-20 20-6 12-14 L2

Recap

Kobe Bryant collected 32 points, nine rebounds and five assists while Pau Gasol added 34 points and 10 boards as the Los Angeles Lakers grabbed a 101-95 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday.

Andrew Bynum chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds for the Lakers, who had dropped three of four and were beginning a seven-game road trip.

Chris Paul tied it at 92-92 with a jumper but Bryant came right back with a deep 3-pointer with 3:19 left and Lamar Odom tipped in a basket to keep the Lakers clear.

After allowing the Hornets to go off for 32 points in the third, Los Angeles clamped down in the fourth, allowing only 13 points - including just three over the final 3:43.

Marcus Thronton’s 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer pulled the Hornets within 56-50 at the break. The Lakers would push it back to double digits early in the third but New Orleans got three 3-pointers in the final minutes - the last two from Paul - to cut it down to 82-81 heading into the fourth.

Paul finished with 21 points and 15 assists and David West added 16 points and 12 boards for the Hornets, who have dropped four of five since winning 10 straight.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   New Orleans
Pau Gasol 34 Scoring Chris Paul 21
Kobe Bryant 5 Assists Chris Paul 15
Pau Gasol 10 Rebounds David West 12
Kobe Bryant 8 Free Throws Made Didier Ilunga-Mbenga 2
Ron Artest 3 Steals N/A
Ron Artest 3 Blocks Aaron Gray 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 101 47.4 6-18 23-27 20 37 8 8 4
New Orleans 95 49.4 9-21 4-4 24 42 3 0 12

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Hornets have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Lakers have a W/L % of .735 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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