L.A. Lakers 92, Brooklyn 83

Date - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #8 Marc Davis, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17732

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 18 31 18 25 92
Brooklyn 24 16 24 19 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 23-26 15-10 8-16 W3
Brooklyn 28-20 18-9 10-11 L1


Lakers 92, Nets 83:
Kobe Bryant collected 21 points and eight rebounds and made the key plays late as visiting Los Angeles held off Brooklyn.

Earl Clark added 14 points and 12 boards and Steve Nash scored 17 for the Lakers, who won their third straight despite being without Dwight Howard (shoulder) and Metta World Peace (suspension).

Brook Lopez recorded 30 points and 11 rebounds and Deron Williams scored 15 as the Nets dropped their 10th straight in the series.

Los Angeles grabbed an 82-80 lead with 2:45 left when Bryant got the ball at the top of the key and drove the lane for a one-handed dunk over Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. But Brooklyn came right back down and got it to Lopez, who lofted a floater from the left wing while being fouled and completed the three-point play to put Brooklyn back on top.

The Lakers re-took the lead on Antawn Jamison’s runner and Bryant struck again to spread it out, driving for a layup in traffic. Clark added an 18-foot jumper and Los Angeles closed it out at the line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lakers C Pau Gasol left the floor with under four minutes left after suffering a plantar fasciitis strain in his right foot. Gasol, who left the arena on crutches, will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday in Boston. … Los Angeles improved to 8-16 on the road and has three stops left on its current seven-game trip. … Brooklyn got the better of the Lakers on the glass 52-40 but still managed to be outscored in the paint, 46-38.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Brooklyn
Kobe Bryant 21 Scoring Brook Lopez 30
Steve Nash 8 Assists Deron Williams 6
Earl Clark 12 Rebounds Reggie Evans 11
Steve Nash 5 Free Throws Made Brook Lopez 8
Kobe Bryant 4 Steals Gerald Wallace 3
Pau Gasol 2 Blocks Brook Lopez 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 92 45.1 3-13 15-18 20 40 5 5 13
Brooklyn 83 34.8 6-23 15-19 16 52 5 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Nets have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Lakers have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .407 after a loss.
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