L.A. Lakers 98, San Antonio 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #70 Brent Barnaky, #17 Joe Crawford
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 24 24 27 23 98
San Antonio 21 22 16 25 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 37-22 23-6 14-16 W2
San Antonio 40-16 23-5 17-11 L2

Recap


LAKERS 98, SPURS 84: Andrew Bynum had a career-best 30 rebounds to go with 16 points to lead visiting Los Angeles past San Antonio.

Metta World Peace scored a season-high 26 points and Pau Gasol added 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Lakers won despite star guard Kobe Bryant missing his third straight game due to a shin injury.

Bynum's rebound total, which is the highest in the NBA this season, is also the fifth 30-rebound game in Lakers franchise history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan also accomplished the feat.

Danny Green scored 22 points and Tim Duncan added 14 for the Spurs, who had an eight-game home winning streak snapped but remained one game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for best record in the Western Conference.

Los Angeles dominated the boards 60-33 and had 16 offensive rebounds to San Antonio’s one.

World Peace connected on five of the Lakers’ 11 3-pointers.

World Peace scored nine third-quarter points as Los Angeles built its five-point halftime advantage into a 71-51 lead with 3:50 left in the period. The Lakers led 75-59 entering the final quarter.

Bynum had 19 rebounds in the first half as the Lakers took a 48-43 lead. Los Angeles had a 37-18 rebounding edge and San Antonio didn’t collect a single offensive rebound.

Matt Barnes added 13 points for Los Angeles, which remains 1 1/2 games ahead of the Clippers in the Pacific Division race.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wednesday’s game was the first of three in a 10-day span between the two teams. … Spurs guard Tony Parker had just four points on 2-of-12 shooting. … Bynum’s previous career high was 23 rebounds against the Utah Jazz last season. … Green made five of San Antonio’s 13 3-pointers.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   San Antonio
Metta World Peace 26 Scoring Danny Green 22
Ramon Sessions 5 Assists Tony Parker 8
Andrew Bynum 30 Rebounds Stephen Jackson 5
Pau Gasol 3 Free Throws Made Danny Green 3
Steve Blake 1 Steals Danny Green 2
Andrew Bynum 2 Blocks Tim Duncan 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 98 44.9 11-23 7-12 23 60 4 4 12
San Antonio 84 40.7 13-24 5-9 26 33 7 9 7

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Spurs have a W/L % of .707 after a win and .733 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Denver. The Lakers have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .652 after a loss.
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