L.A. Lakers 86, Atlanta 78

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #41 Ken Mauer, #44 Eli Roe
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 24 17 10 27 78
L.A. Lakers 27 15 17 27 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 18-11 9-5 9-6 L2
L.A. Lakers 17-12 12-2 5-10 W2

Recap


Pau Gasol had 20 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks and Andrew Bynum added 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to an 86-78 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Kobe Bryant scored only 10 points on 5-of-18 shooting from the field. Andrew Goudelock also scored 10 for the Lakers.

Atlanta's Joe Johnson had 15 points to surpass 10,000 for his career. Josh Smith had 15 points and nine rebounds and Jeff Teague scored 18 for the Hawks.

Atlanta (18-11) has lost six consecutive games at Los Angeles, which improved to 12-2 at home.

Bryant was just 1 of 10 in the first half but scored eight points in the third to help the Lakers take a 67-55 lead into the fourth.

Goudelock made back-to-back baskets to give the Lakers a 66-53 lead early in the fourth and they maintained it from there.

The Lakers (17-12) did continue their sharp shooting from outside, going 8 of 17 on 3-pointers. Atlanta was just 7 of 27 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   L.A. Lakers
Jeff Teague 18 Scoring Pau Gasol 20
Joe Johnson 5 Assists Steve Blake 6
Zaza Pachulia 10 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 15
Jeff Teague 4 Free Throws Made Matt Barnes 1
Zaza Pachulia 4 Steals Matt Barnes 1
Josh Smith 3 Blocks Pau Gasol 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 78 34.4 7-27 9-14 14 47 8 12 11
L.A. Lakers 86 44.0 8-17 4-9 20 52 7 4 17

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Lakers have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Hawks have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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