L.A. Lakers 106, Portland 101

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, # Marat Kogut, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 20643

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
L.A. Lakers 23 18 26 20 19 106
Portland 29 18 22 18 14 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 40-19 20-8 20-11 W2
Portland 32-25 19-8 13-17 L1

Recap

Kobe Bryant took over late and scored 37 points as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers earned a 106-101 overtime victory Wednesday night over the Portland Trail Blazers, who had their six-game winning streak snapped.

The Lakers ended a three-game skid and spoiled the return of Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, who had been sidelined for more than two months recovering from sore knees that required surgery.

Trailing 87-80, the Lakers (40-19) rallied as Ron Artest made a 3-pointer, Bryant sank a short fadeaway jumper and then tied the score at 87 with a 15-foot jumper from the left wing. Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge missed a short shot at the buzzer.

Bryant also had nine rebounds and six assists. Artest scored a season-high 24 points and Pau Gasol had 18 points and 14 rebounds.

Aldridge had 29 points and 14 rebounds but was scoreless in the fourth quarter and missed two late free throws in overtime.

Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum scored 22 points apiece for Portland (32-25). Roy, who had not played since Dec. 15 because of sore knees and had arthroscopic surgery on Jan. 17, had five points in 16 minutes.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Portland
Kobe Bryant 37 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 29
Kobe Bryant 6 Assists Andre Miller 8
Pau Gasol 14 Rebounds LaMarcus Aldridge 14
Kobe Bryant 6 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 5
Kobe Bryant 3 Steals LaMarcus Aldridge 4
Andrew Bynum 1 Blocks Nicolas Batum 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 106 49.4 11-18 13-15 22 39 4 8 17
Portland 101 48.1 9-24 16-25 22 38 3 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Denver. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .594 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Lakers have a W/L % of .744 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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