New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 17, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #57 Greg Willard, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 26 29 18 36 109
L.A. Lakers 24 23 25 28 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 46-36 28-13 18-23 W1
L.A. Lakers 57-25 30-11 27-14 L1

Recap


Chris Paul scored 17 of his 33 points in a big fourth quarter as the New Orleans Hornets knocked off the host Los Angeles Lakers 109-100 in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series Sunday.

Paul added 14 assists, seven rebounds and four steals in a spectacular individual performance as the seventh-ranked Hornets used a fourth-quarter surge to stun the second-seeded Lakers. Carl Landry added 17 points while Jarrett Jack chipped in with 15 in a reserve role.

Kobe Bryant led the way with 34 points for the Lakers, who were torched for 36 fourth-quarter points and will look to bounce back when they host Game 2 on Wednesday night. Ron Artest added 16 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

The plucky Hornets led by one after a hotly contested three quarters, and the advantage grew to eight on a Willie Green jumper with 8:44 remaining.

The Lakers closed to within two on a Bryant 3-pointer at the midway point of the quarter, but Paul restored New Orleans' edge with consecutive jumpers. Paul extended the lead to double digit with four straight points later in the period, and Los Angeles didn't challenge the rest of the way.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   L.A. Lakers
Chris Paul 33 Scoring Kobe Bryant 34
Chris Paul 14 Assists Pau Gasol 6
Trevor Ariza 7 Rebounds Ron Artest 11
Chris Paul 9 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 7
Chris Paul 4 Steals Matt Barnes 1
Didier Ilunga-Mbenga 1 Blocks Andrew Bynum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 109 51.9 4-11 23-33 24 33 1 8 3
L.A. Lakers 100 45.9 6-13 26-33 17 41 5 1 13

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.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Hornets have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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