L.A. Lakers 112, Dallas 108

Date - Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #30 John Goble, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Dallas 27 27 21 23 10 108
L.A. Lakers 22 26 28 22 14 112

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
L.A. Lakers 0-0 0-0 0-0 W4


Andrew Bynum collected 23 points and 16 rebounds and Pau Gasol hit some big shots in overtime as Los Angeles won its fourth straight game without Kobe Bryant.

Gasol finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Ramon Sessions scored 22 for the Lakers, who pushed their lead in the Pacific Division to 1 1/2 games over the Clippers.

Los Angeles grabbed the first lead in overtime before the 3-pointers began to fall. Gasol answered 3-pointers by Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki with a pair of his own to keep Los Angeles in control. Gasol’s free throws with 0.5 seconds left wrapped it up.

The Mavericks led by as much as 87-81 with 6:50 left in the game but could not stop the combination of Bynum and Gasol down the stretch. Bynum scored five points during a 7-2 run and then he and Gasol traded baskets with Nowitzki on consecutive possessions.

When Nowitzki finally missed one, Sessions was there to throw the counterpunch, burying a 3-pointer with 3:25 left to put Los Angeles on top, 95-93.

Jason Terry’s jumper tied it and both teams missed chances for the win in regulation.

: Nowitzki scored 24 points on 9-of-28 shooting for Dallas. … The Lakers have won 21 of their last 24 overtime games. … Mavericks G Rodrigue Beaubois (calf) was inactive on Sunday. He is expected to be ready for Monday’s game at Utah. … Los Angeles F Metta World Peace has averaged 18 points in the last six games, up from his season mark of 7.2.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   L.A. Lakers
Dirk Nowitzki 24 Scoring Andrew Bynum 23
Jason Kidd 7 Assists Matt Barnes 8
Dirk Nowitzki 14 Rebounds Andrew Bynum 16
Dirk Nowitzki 3 Free Throws Made Pau Gasol 6
Brendan Haywood 2 Steals Devin Ebanks 1
Brendan Haywood 2 Blocks Matt Barnes 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 108 46.6 12-21 14-15 19 42 4 4 6
L.A. Lakers 112 45.2 7-18 21-27 27 52 1 4 8

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Lakers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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