L.A. Lakers 104, Houston 107

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #68 Marat Kogut, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 18391

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 40 16 23 25 104
Houston 25 26 22 34 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 28-18 19-3 9-15 L2
Houston 25-22 17-6 8-16 W1

Recap


ROCKETS 107, LAKERS 104: Goran Dragic collected 16 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds and hit some big shots down the stretch as host Houston maintained its grip on a playoff spot in the West.

Courtney Lee hit three free throws in the final 10 seconds and finished with 23 points while Luis Scola also scored 23 for the Rockets.

Los Angeles led 95-83 with 6:41 left after Ramon Sessions found Pau Gasol for a layup. But the Rockets quickly chipped away and took the lead back, getting eight points from Chandler Parsons and back-to-back 3-pointers from Dragic and Lee during a 17-2 burst over the next 4:41.

Kobe Bryant stopped the rally with a jumper to pull the Lakers back within 100-99 and knotted it with another basket after Patrick Patterson split a pair of free throws.

Dragic struck from long range, burying a 3-pointer with 28 seconds on the clock. Bryant missed a tying 3-point attempt with 16.9 left and Lee sealed it at the free throw line.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Lakers scored 40 points in the first quarter. … Los Angeles, which ranks second in the NBA in rebounding, was beat on the glass 40-31. … Bryant scored 29 points but shot 10 for 27 from the floor. He is 13 for 47 (27.7 percent) from the field in the last two games. ... Los Angeles has dropped two straight.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Houston
Kobe Bryant 29 Scoring Courtney Lee 23
Kobe Bryant 4 Assists Goran Dragic 13
Andrew Bynum 7 Rebounds Goran Dragic 7
Kobe Bryant 7 Free Throws Made Courtney Lee 6
Steve Blake 2 Steals Goran Dragic 2
Andrew Bynum 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 104 50.6 6-16 14-16 18 31 5 7 15
Houston 107 48.8 9-20 20-27 24 40 5 9 18

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Rockets have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Lakers have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .611 after a loss.
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