New Orleans 101, L.A. Lakers 107

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #30 John Goble, #73 Tre Maddox, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 17272

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
L.A. Lakers 20 20 30 23 14 107
New Orleans 28 26 16 23 8 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 27-16 18-2 9-14 W4
New Orleans 10-33 4-18 6-15 L2

Recap


LAKERS 107, HORNETS 101 (OT): Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Andrew Bynum piled up 25 points and 18 rebounds as Los Angeles clinched its first three-game road winning streak and handed New Orleans a second straight setback.

Trailing 99-98 with less than a minute left in overtime, Los Angeles got some crunch-time scoring from people other than Bryant and Bynum when Derek Fisher buried the go-ahead jumper. Metta World Peace stole the ball on the other end and raced for a layup, giving the Lakers a three-point cushion with 40 seconds remaining.

Pau Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who have won four straight overall.

The Lakers, who played a double-overtime game at Memphis on Tuesday, looked like a tired team in the first half on Wednesday, allowing the Hornets to shoot 62 percent from the floor. New Orleans led 54-40 at the break.

Whatever energy it had saved up came out in the third quarter as Los Angeles used an 18-6 run through the middle of the period to get back into the game. Bryant and Bynum each had six points during the spurt and the Lakers knotted it at 70-70 heading into the fourth.

Los Angeles trailed for most of the fourth until Gustavo Ayon fouled Bryant on a 3-point attempt with 19 seconds left. The All-Star hit all three free throws, tying it at 93-93.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hornets shot 43 percent in the second half and overtime. … Jarrett Jack scored 30 points and Chris Kaman added 21 points and 12 assists to lead New Orleans. … Los Angeles committed 19 turnovers, with stars Bryant, Bynum and Gasol accounting for 14.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   New Orleans
Kobe Bryant 33 Scoring Jarrett Jack 30
Kobe Bryant 5 Assists Jarrett Jack 6
Andrew Bynum 18 Rebounds Chris Kaman 12
Kobe Bryant 11 Free Throws Made Jarrett Jack 4
Derek Fisher 3 Steals Trevor Ariza 4
Andrew Bynum 2 Blocks Jarrett Jack 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 107 45.1 5-19 28-35 24 44 3 12 19
New Orleans 101 51.8 3-10 10-13 25 34 7 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Washington. The Hornets have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .188 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Lakers have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .647 after a loss.
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