Orlando 113, L.A. Lakers 103

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #23 Jason Phillips, #63 Derek Richardson, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 23 29 21 40 113
L.A. Lakers 27 25 25 26 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 6-10 4-5 2-5 W1
L.A. Lakers 8-9 7-5 1-4 L1

Recap

Magic 113, Lakers 103: Arron Afflalo scored 30 points and Glen Davis added 23 and 12 rebounds as visiting Orlando snapped a three-game slide and got the better of former franchise player Dwight Howard and Los Angeles.

Howard piled up 21 points and 15 rebounds against his former team and Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 34 but the Lakers were outscored 40-26 in the fourth quarter to fall back below .500 at 8-9.

Jameer Nelson collected 19 points and 13 assists and Howard’s replacement at center, Nikola Vucevic, chipped in 17 points and 12 boards for the Magic.

Los Angeles grabbed an 84-77 lead on Jodie Meeks’ 3-pointer with 8:11 left but allowed Orlando to go on a 9-0 run over the next 2:17. Vucevic’s three-point play with 5:54 left put the Magic on top 86-84 and the Lakers would not regain the lead.

Orlando went on a 21-9 run over a four-minute stretch to push the lead to double figures at 109-97. Nelson hit a pair of 3-pointers and J.J. Redick added another during the spurt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After making 17 3-pointers in a 122-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Los Angeles only attempted 17 from beyond the arc on Sunday, connecting on six. … Nelson (Achilles) returned from a one-game absence and played 39 minutes. … The Lakers went 25-of-39 at the free throw line, low-lighted by Howard’s 9-of-21 performance at the stripe.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   L.A. Lakers
Arron Afflalo 30 Scoring Kobe Bryant 34
Jameer Nelson 13 Assists Kobe Bryant 5
Glen Davis 12 Rebounds Dwight Howard 15
Glen Davis 7 Free Throws Made Kobe Bryant 10
Jameer Nelson 2 Steals Metta World Peace 3
Nikola Vucevic 4 Blocks Pau Gasol 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 113 50.0 8-23 19-20 34 44 10 5 12
L.A. Lakers 103 41.9 6-17 25-39 20 46 2 5 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Lakers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Magic have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .364 after a loss.