L.A. Lakers 113, Cleveland 93

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 20 25 24 24 93
L.A. Lakers 37 20 29 27 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 9-30 4-12 5-18 L2
L.A. Lakers 16-21 11-9 5-12 W1

Recap

Lakers 113, Cavaliers 93: Dwight Howard had 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game absence due to a shoulder injury as host Los Angeles broke a six-game losing skid.

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 23 points and Antawn Jamison added 16 for the Lakers, who shot a season-high 58 percent from the field and connected on 13-of-25 from 3-point range.

Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters scored 15 points apiece and Alonzo Gee tallied 14 for the Cavaliers, who were a woeful 4-of-21 from behind the arc.

Los Angeles started fast and led by as many as 19 points in the opening quarter. Cleveland cut its deficit to nine late in the half and trailed 57-45 at the break.

The Lakers opened the second half with a 12-4 surge to take a 69-49 lead on a three-point play by Metta World Peace with 8:26 left in the third quarter. Los Angeles had a 17-point lead entering the fourth quarter and led by as many as 30 in the final stanza while cruising to its first victory since Dec. 28.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The victory allowed Los Angeles to avoid its first seven-game skid since the 2006-07 campaign. … Cleveland is just 5-18 on the road. … Lakers F Pau Gasol (concussion) missed his fourth consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   L.A. Lakers
Kyrie Irving 15 Scoring Kobe Bryant 23
Kyrie Irving 7 Assists Steve Nash 9
Tristan Thompson 8 Rebounds Dwight Howard 14
Alonzo Gee 4 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 4
Alonzo Gee 3 Steals Metta World Peace 4
Daniel Gibson 1 Blocks Earl Clark 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 93 41.1 4-21 11-12 24 39 2 10 16
L.A. Lakers 113 58.0 13-25 20-27 32 41 5 11 22

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Lakers have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .409 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Sacramento . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .267 after a loss.