New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 24, 2011 9:30 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #34 Marc Davis, #26 Bob Delaney, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18083

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 25 20 22 21 88
New Orleans 22 27 20 24 93

Team Records

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

Recap


Chris Paul had 27 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds for his second playoff triple-double and the New Orleans Hornets evened their first-round playoff series with the visiting Los Angeles Lakers at two games apiece with a 93-88 victory Sunday.

The series resumes with Game 5 Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Lamar Odom converted two free throws with 33.6 seconds remaining to get the Lakers to 88-86, but Paul dished to Jarrett Jack for a short jumper with 9.3 seconds remaining as the shot clock expired for a 90-86 lead. New Orleans held on from there to draw even with the second-seeded Lakers.

Kobe Bryant shook off a scoreless first half (0 for 7) to score 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter. He also had eight assists and six rebounds. He tweaked his left ankle with 1:32 remaining and had to come out momentarily.

Paul also had a triple-double in the playoffs on April 29, 2008, against Dallas.

New Orleans took an 81-72 lead with 6:13 remaining but the Lakers closed to 83-80 on two free throws by Derek Fisher. The Lakers missed back-to-back jumpers and Paul made two free throws. Fisher drove for a layup but the Hornets made a free throw for an 86-82 lead and Gasol did not handle Bryant's pass on a driving layup.

Ron Artest scored all 16 of his points in the first half. Pau Gasol added 16 points while Andrew Bynum had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Former Laker Trevor Ariza scored 19 for the Hornets. Carl Landry scored 16 and added seven rebounds.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   New Orleans
Kobe Bryant 17 Scoring Chris Paul 27
Kobe Bryant 8 Assists Chris Paul 15
Andrew Bynum 9 Rebounds Chris Paul 13
Kobe Bryant 7 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 11
Ron Artest 2 Steals Chris Paul 2
Andrew Bynum 3 Blocks Emeka Okafor 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 88 43.1 4-18 22-30 17 32 6 6 9
New Orleans 93 44.6 4-14 23-27 25 39 3 6 10

Upcoming Games

  • 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.
  • 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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