L.A. Lakers 118, Golden State 115

Date - Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #55 Bill Kennedy, #44 Eli Roe
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
L.A. Lakers 31 22 21 34 10 118
Golden State 27 34 26 21 7 115

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 13-14 8-6 5-8 W4
Golden State 18-10 8-4 10-6 L1


Lakers 118, Warriors 115 (OT):
Kobe Bryant scored six of his 34 points in overtime and added 10 rebounds as Los Angeles overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun host Golden State in Steve Nash’s return to the lineup.

Nash, who had missed the last 24 games with a leg injury,  played 41 minutes and collected 12 points and nine assists. Metta World Peace scored 20 points off the bench and Jordan Hill added 14 and eight boards for the Lakers, who have won four straight.

Jarrett Jack collected 29 points and 11 assists off the bench and David Lee added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors. Stephen Curry chipped in 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Golden State fell for just the fourth time in its last 15 games.

Golden State led 90-76 after Carl Landry’s basket with 10:34 to play before the Lakers began to make a run. Bryant’s short jumper capped a 12-0 spurt and pulled Los Angeles within 90-88 with 6:58 left.

Jodie Meeks’ 3-pointer with 3:49 left gave the Lakers their first lead of the period at 98-97, and they would claim a 108-106 advantage on World Peace’s 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining. But Jack tied it with a pull-up jumper and Bryant missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

Bryant’s jumper in overtime gave Los Angeles a four-point edge before Curry chopped it down with a 3-pointer. But Nash pulled up for a jumper and Curry missed a chance to send it to a second overtime when his 3-pointer was off the mark.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lakers C Pau Gasol had nine points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes in his second game back after recovering from knee tendinitis. … Los Angeles outscored the Warriors 34-21 in the fourth quarter. … Curry, who had totaled 15 3-pointers in the previous two games, went 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. ... Bryant struggled to 16-of-41 from the field overall but went 3-for-6 in overtime.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Golden State
Kobe Bryant 34 Scoring Jarrett Jack 29
Steve Nash 9 Assists Jarrett Jack 11
Kobe Bryant 10 Rebounds David Lee 11
Dwight Howard 3 Free Throws Made Carl Landry 6
Pau Gasol 2 Steals Stephen Curry 4
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Festus Ezeli 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 118 45.8 9-27 11-14 33 49 3 9 20
Golden State 115 44.7 10-29 13-15 26 47 5 13 19

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Utah. The Warriors have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .889 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against New York. The Lakers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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