L.A. Lakers 102, New Orleans 84

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #51 Leroy Richardson, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 19 22 22 21 84
L.A. Lakers 30 27 17 28 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 42-32 24-11 18-21 L1
L.A. Lakers 53-20 28-8 25-12 W7

Recap


Kobe Bryant led the way with 30 points, and Pau Gasol added 23 and 16 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to their seventh consecutive victory, 102-84 over the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Sunday.

Andrew Bynum chipped in 13 points and Ron Artest finished with 11 for the Lakers (53-20), who improved to 15-1 since the All-Star break and pulled to within four games of the San Antonio Spurs (57-16) for first place in the Western Conference.

The Hornets (42-32) remained in seventh in the West, one-half game behind the Portland Trail Blazers (42-31) in sixth and a game ahead of the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies (41-33).

Los Angeles made its move in the first quarter on Sunday, closing the frame with an 11-2 burst to grab a 31-19 lead. The Lakers stretched it to 57-41 at the half behind 19 points from Bryant. They never looked back.

Carl Landry started his second straight game in place of the injured David West and led the Hornets with 24 points and 10 boards. Emeka Okafor added 14 an 11.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   L.A. Lakers
Carl Landry 24 Scoring Kobe Bryant 30
Chris Paul 9 Assists Kobe Bryant 5
Emeka Okafor 11 Rebounds Pau Gasol 16
Carl Landry 8 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 7
Emeka Okafor 2 Steals Ron Artest 3
Emeka Okafor 2 Blocks Pau Gasol 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 84 40.2 3-17 11-15 22 43 4 4 11
L.A. Lakers 102 48.2 3-17 17-21 21 44 5 7 9

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Lakers have a W/L % of .788 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Portland. The Hornets have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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