Philadelphia 98, L.A. Lakers 111

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 16, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #44 Eli Roe, #49 Tom Washington, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 20338

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 28 32 27 24 111
Philadelphia 24 26 23 25 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 11-14 7-6 4-8 W2
Philadelphia 12-12 8-7 4-5 L3

Recap

Lakers 111, 76ers 98: Kobe Bryant scored 34 points to top 30 for the sixth straight game and Metta World Peace had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as visiting Los Angeles won its second straight game.

Dwight Howard had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Darius Morris added a career-high 15 points – all in the first half – as the Lakers made 14 3-pointers while earning a split of a four-game road trip.

Nick Young scored a season-best 30 points and made six 3-pointers for Philadelphia, which lost its third straight game. Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes each added 16 points.

Los Angeles began pulling away with 10 straight points bridging the first and second quarters for a nine-point lead. The Lakers were 10-of-15 from 3-point range in the first half en route to a 60-50 edge.

Philadelphia trailed 87-73 entering the final quarter but scurried to within nine on a 3-pointer by Hawes with 8:27 remaining. Los Angeles answered with a 14-5 surge to push its lead up to 105-87 with under four minutes left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bryant is the first player to score 30 or more points in six straight games after turning 34. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1981-82) and Michael Jordan (1997-98) did it in five consecutive contests. … Philadelphia PG Jrue Holiday (foot) missed his second straight game. … Lakers F Pau Gasol (tendinitis in both knees) missed his eighth consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Philadelphia
Kobe Bryant 34 Scoring Nick Young 30
Kobe Bryant 6 Assists Dorell Wright 9
Metta World Peace 16 Rebounds Kwame Brown 8
Kobe Bryant 8 Free Throws Made Evan Turner 4
Jodie Meeks 4 Steals Damien Wilkins 2
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Kwame Brown 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 111 48.8 14-34 19-24 22 41 4 13 15
Philadelphia 98 49.4 10-25 6-11 23 37 7 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The 76ers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Lakers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .467 after a loss.