L.A. Lakers 116, Sacramento 108

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #55 Bill Kennedy, #51 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 17641

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
L.A. Lakers 31 25 32 11 17 116
Sacramento 26 22 22 29 9 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 57-25 30-11 27-14 W2
Sacramento 24-58 11-30 13-28 L2

Recap


Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers earned the No. 2 seed in the West with a 116-108 overtime victory Wednesday over Sacramento in perhaps the Kings' final game in Northern California.

Bryant made a 3-pointer with just under five seconds remaining in regulation and the Lakers pulled away in overtime to maintain second place ahead of the Dallas Mavericks, who won earlier in the night.

Marcus Thornton scored 33 for the Kings (24-58), who likely bid farewell to the city they called home the past 26 seasons. Owners Joe and Gavin Maloof have received permission to relocate the team to Anaheim for next season pending approval from the NBA, which should come next month. Signs and banners were displayed throughout Power Balance Pavilion, known until this season as Arco Arena, as 17,621 fans showed their appreciation.

It was a day filled with tension on both teams. Bryant was fined $100,000 for his anti-gay slur toward referee Bennie Adams on Tuesday night after receiving his 15th technical foul of the season. The Lakers (57-25) also found out center Andrew Bynum has just a bone bruise on his right knee and should not miss any playoff games when they open this weekend against New Orleans.

Sacramento trailed by as many as 20 before rallying to tie it at 95 on Thornton's driving layup with 2:11 remaining. Jason Thompson dunked with 1:22 left as the Kings grabbed the lead. They went up 99-96 on two free throws before Bryant nailed a 25-footer from the right side with 4.8 seconds remaining.

Los Angeles' Lamar Odom had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Pau Gasol had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

For the Kings, Samuel Dalembert had 16 points and 18 rebounds, Tyreke Evans added 19 points and Thompson 16.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Sacramento
Kobe Bryant 36 Scoring Marcus Thornton 33
Lamar Odom 7 Assists Tyreke Evans 7
Pau Gasol 13 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 18
Kobe Bryant 9 Free Throws Made Tyreke Evans 6
Ron Artest 4 Steals Marcus Thornton 2
Ron Artest 1 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 116 49.5 6-16 20-22 30 43 4 8 12
Sacramento 108 45.5 7-24 11-19 24 53 6 5 12

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Lakers have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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