Phoenix 102, L.A. Lakers 114

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 16, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #16 David Guthrie, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 30 27 27 18 102
L.A. Lakers 35 27 30 22 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 4-6 3-2 1-4 L2
L.A. Lakers 4-5 4-3 0-2 W1

Recap


Lakers 114, Suns 102:
Kobe Bryant scored 31 points and Metta World Peace added 22 as host Los Angeles improved to 3-1 since firing head coach Mike Brown.

Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds while Pau Gasol added 16 and 10 for the Lakers, who have won eight of their last nine home games against the Suns.

Goran Dragic scored 22 points and Luis Scola added 18 for Phoenix, which gave up its second-highest number of points this season.

Mike D’Antoni will coach his first game for the Lakers on Sunday, and his former team was knotted at 84 with his new club with 1:47 left in the third quarter. Los Angeles went on a 15-2 run, and Howard’s three-point play with 9:26 left in the game culminated the surge and gave the Lakers a 101-86 advantage.

Los Angeles had a 50-40 advantage with eight minutes to go in the first half before Phoenix rolled off 15 straight points to take a five-point lead. The Lakers then rolled off 12 straight en route to taking a 62-57 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles guard Steve Blake missed his second straight game due to an abdominal injury. … Phoenix has allowed 100 or more points in six of its last seven games. … The Lakers unveiled a statue earlier Friday of Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   L.A. Lakers
Goran Dragic 22 Scoring Kobe Bryant 31
Michael Beasley 9 Assists Kobe Bryant 6
Marcin Gortat 8 Rebounds Dwight Howard 12
Jermaine O'Neal 4 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 10
Goran Dragic 2 Steals Metta World Peace 3
Jermaine O'Neal 3 Blocks Dwight Howard 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 102 48.9 5-14 7-15 27 38 8 8 15
L.A. Lakers 114 47.2 8-21 22-28 25 48 9 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Houston. The Lakers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Miami. The Suns have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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