L.A. Lakers 73, Dallas 70

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 16, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #42 Eric Lewis
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 18 17 16 19 70
L.A. Lakers 15 24 7 27 73

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 8-6 6-2 2-4 L1
L.A. Lakers 10-5 9-1 1-4 W1

Recap

Derek Fisher made a 27-foot 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds remaining as the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled the return of Lamar Odom with a 73-70 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.

Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 15 rebounds to help the Lakers win their ninth consecutive home game. Kobe Bryant, who had four straight games of 40-plus points, was just 7 of 22 from the field for 14 points.

Instead of Bryant, it was the veteran Fisher (13 points) who led the Lakers late with six consecutive points for a 66-61 lead.

Trailing 70-68, Dallas had a chance to tie but Dirk Nowitzki traveled with 38.7 seconds remaining. Bryant then missed and Jason Terry tied it at 70 before Fisher's dramatic jumper.

Neither team shot well, especially from long range. The Lakers had missed all nine of their 3-pointers before Fisher's basket. Dallas was just 4 of 26 on 3-pointers, with Jason Kidd going 0 for 8.

Nowitzki led Dallas with 21 points and seven rebounds.

Odom, the former Laker making his first appearance at Staples Center since being traded last month, entered to cheers with 7:32 left in the first quarter. He finished with 10 points and four rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   L.A. Lakers
Dirk Nowitzki 21 Scoring Andrew Bynum 17
Jason Terry 7 Assists Kobe Bryant 7
Ian Mahinmi 10 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 15
Dirk Nowitzki 5 Free Throws Made Matt Barnes 7
Vince Carter 2 Steals Kobe Bryant 3
Brendan Haywood 2 Blocks Matt Barnes 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 70 35.0 4-26 10-16 16 49 5 7 15
L.A. Lakers 73 38.2 1-10 14-19 19 44 4 9 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Lakers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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