Chicago 95, L.A. Lakers 83

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 21, 2013 9:30 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #19 James Capers, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 22550

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 20 20 29 14 83
Chicago 27 20 22 26 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 17-24 12-10 5-14 L3
Chicago 24-16 12-11 12-5 W1

Recap


Bulls 95, Lakers 83:
Kirk Hinrich scored a season-best 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting and had eight assists as host Chicago handed Los Angeles its sixth consecutive road loss.

Marco Belinelli scored 15 points, Carlos Boozer added 14, Richard Hamilton tallied 13 and Joakim Noah had 13 rebounds and a season-high six blocked shots as the Bulls pulled away in the final quarter for their fourth win in five games.

Kobe Bryant scored 16 points on 7-of-22 shooting to stop a string of 24 straight 20-point outings. Steve Nash tallied a season-best 18 points for the Lakers, who lost for the ninth time in 11 games to fall to 17-24 at the season’s halfway point.

The contest was tied at 75 with 7:26 to play after Dwight Howard hit two free throws. Belinelli hit two free throws, Hinrich scored back-to-back baskets and Jimmy Butler drained a 21-footer during an 8-0 run. Chicago eventually took an 89-79 lead on Belinelli’s 3-pointer with 2:27 left and stretched the lead to as many as 14.

The Bulls had a 47-40 halftime advantage and the lead reached 10 on a 3-pointer by Hinrich with 6:28 left in the third quarter. Los Angeles responded with an 11-2 run and tied the game at 69 heading into the final quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Chicago PG Derrick Rose (knee) is moving closer to participating in practices, coach Tom Thibodeau revealed prior to the contest. … Lakers F Pau Gasol had 15 points and 12 rebounds to follow up a season-best 25 points in Sunday’s loss to Toronto. … Bulls F Luol Deng (hamstring) missed his second straight game.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Chicago
Steve Nash 18 Scoring Kirk Hinrich 22
Steve Nash 6 Assists Kirk Hinrich 8
Pau Gasol 12 Rebounds Joakim Noah 13
Dwight Howard 4 Free Throws Made Marco Belinelli 2
Metta World Peace 4 Steals Nate Robinson 3
Metta World Peace 3 Blocks Joakim Noah 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 83 39.5 3-17 16-23 15 50 9 5 16
Chicago 95 41.9 9-17 8-12 25 40 11 9 8

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Bulls have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .812 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Lakers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .375 after a loss.