L.A. Lakers 99, Phoenix 95

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #26 Bob Delaney, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 18105

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 31 18 31 19 99
Phoenix 24 26 23 22 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 25-11 12-5 13-6 W2
Phoenix 14-19 8-8 6-11 L2

Recap

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and Lamar Odom had 12 and 10 rebounds before leaving with an apparent arm injury as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 99-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

Lakers center Andrew Bynum had 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks and may need to pick it up if Odom, who was hurt in the fourth quarter, misses any time. It was Odom who moved into the starting lineup for Bynum while he recovered from offseason knee surgery.

The Lakers (25-11) bounced back from a 50-49 halftime deficit with a 14-5 run to open the third quarter for a 63-55 lead and maintained it throughout the second half.

Los Angeles has won consecutive games since losing four of six but still has some issues. The Lakers made just 6-of-23 3-pointers, including 1-of-10 from their reserves.

Reserve Jared Dudley led Phoenix (14-19) with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Vince Carter scored 13, Marcin Gortat had 12 and Steve Nash had 11 with seven assists for the Suns, who have lost six of seven.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Phoenix
Kobe Bryant 24 Scoring Jared Dudley 21
Pau Gasol 6 Assists Steve Nash 10
Lamar Odom 10 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 9
Shannon Brown 7 Free Throws Made Marcin Gortat 4
Derek Fisher 2 Steals Jared Dudley 2
Andrew Bynum 2 Blocks Marcin Gortat 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 99 47.1 6-23 13-20 20 47 5 6 12
Phoenix 95 48.6 11-23 12-17 25 31 2 4 10

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against New York. The Suns have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Lakers have a W/L % of .792 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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