Detroit 97, L.A. Lakers 98

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 3, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #29 Mark Lindsay, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18157

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 32 30 16 20 98
Detroit 27 24 21 25 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 22-26 15-10 7-16 W2
Detroit 18-30 13-13 5-17 L1

Recap


Lakers 98, Pistons 97:
Kobe Bryant converted the tiebreaking three-point play with 1:09 to play as Los Angeles edged Detroit for its second consecutive road victory.

Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Bryant scored 18 points and Earl Clark added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who were without center Dwight Howard (shoulder) for the second straight game.

Greg Monroe had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Will Bynum added 18 points and 10 assists for the Pistons. Detroit had an opportunity for the victory but a last-second lob for Andre Drummond came up empty.

The Pistons trailed by 18 points four minutes into the second half and cut the deficit to 78-72 entering the fourth quarter. Detroit finally caught the Lakers at 91 on a 3-pointer by Charlie Villanueva with 4:35 remaining.

Gasol had 15 first-half points and the Lakers shot 57.1 percent from the field en route to a 62-51 halftime lead. The advantage reached 72-54 on Nash’s basket with eight minutes left in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles is 7-16 on the road and has four games remaining on a season-long seven-game excursion. … Detroit was again without recently acquired PG Jose Calderon due to visa issues. … Lakers PG Steve Nash had 11 points and 10 assists for his first double-double since Jan. 8 and sixth of the season.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Detroit
Pau Gasol 23 Scoring Greg Monroe 20
Steve Nash 10 Assists Will Bynum 10
Earl Clark 10 Rebounds Greg Monroe 12
Earl Clark 4 Free Throws Made Brandon Knight 4
Kobe Bryant 2 Steals Brandon Knight 3
Earl Clark 2 Blocks Andre Drummond 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 98 47.0 6-20 14-22 24 41 3 9 14
Detroit 97 44.6 5-14 10-15 26 47 8 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against New York. The Pistons have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .414 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The Lakers have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .407 after a loss.