Houston 112, L.A. Lakers 107

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 6, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #42 Eric Lewis, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 29 21 34 28 112
L.A. Lakers 24 35 22 26 107

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 30-25 20-8 10-17 W2
L.A. Lakers 35-21 23-6 12-15 L1

Recap


ROCKETS 112, LAKERS 107: Goran Dragic had 26 points and 11 assists and Luis Scola scored 25 as visiting Houston rallied, snapping Los Angeles’ four game winning streak.

The Lakers led by as many as 13 and were up nine at halftime.

Houston’s Chandler Parsons scored 13 and Marcus Camby had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant scored 28 for the Lakers but had just two rebounds, no assists and no steals.

Andrew Bynum earned an ejection for the second straight time against the Rockets. He finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five turnovers.

Metta World Peace had a season-high 23 points, 17 in the first half. Pau Gasol added 14 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Dragic’s driving layup put the Rockets up 106-101. After Bryant missed a 3-pointer, Dragic drove for another basket.

Bryant answered with a layup and two free throws as the Lakers pulled to 108-105 with 19.9 seconds left. Chase Budinger made two free throws for a 110-105 lead that sealed the victory.

Bynum’s last-second basket at the end of the third quarter was ruled to come after the buzzer and he was ejected with 11:18 to go after picking up two technicals for taunting the Houston bench.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bynum was 7 of 11 for 21 points when he was ejected two weeks ago in Houston. He was 6 of 11 this time. … Ramon Sessions played with a sprained left shoulder and a jammed right index finger. … Much to the Rockets’ displeasure, the Lakers were 17 of 20 from the line in the first half while the Rockets made both of their attempts. Los Angeles outscored Houston 32-18 at the line for the game.

Top Game Performances

Houston   L.A. Lakers
Goran Dragic 26 Scoring Kobe Bryant 28
Goran Dragic 11 Assists Ramon Sessions 7
Marcus Camby 11 Rebounds Matt Barnes 13
Goran Dragic 7 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 11
Samuel Dalembert 3 Steals Metta World Peace 2
Marcus Camby 2 Blocks Andrew Bynum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 112 47.7 10-17 18-22 24 35 3 9 15
L.A. Lakers 107 42.9 3-11 32-36 23 48 5 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Lakers have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Sacramento . The Rockets have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .577 after a loss.
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