L.A. Lakers 91, Phoenix 85

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #72 J.T. Orr, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 18997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 22 25 24 14 85
L.A. Lakers 30 26 9 26 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 17-36 12-13 5-23 L4
L.A. Lakers 25-28 16-10 9-18 W1

Recap

Lakers 91, Suns 85: Dwight Howard recorded 19 points and 18 rebounds to help Los Angeles overcome a rare quiet offensive night from Kobe Bryant.

Antawn Jamison finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and Metta World Peace scored 17 for the Lakers, who opened their five-game homestand with a win. Bryant didn’t make his first field goal until 2:10 remained in the game as he finished with four points on 1-of-8 shooting.

Michael Beasley scored 18 points and Luis Scola had 15 and 11 rebounds for the Suns, who lost their fourth in a row despite holding the Lakers to nine third-quarter points.

The Suns took advantage of a nearly 9 1/2-minute field-goal drought by the Lakers, going on a 18-2 run to close out the third quarter for a 71-65 edge. But it didn't last, as Jodie Meeks’ layup early in the fourth quarter pushed the Lakers back in front, 75-73.

Beasley briefly knotted the game back up but the Lakers rattled off six straight points, going ahead 81-75 on Jamison’s layup with 5:41 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bryant didn’t take his first shot of the game until 7:32 remained in the third quarter. The last time he didn’t attempt a shot in a half was Jan. 12, 2010, vs. the San Antonio Spurs. … Bryant finished with nine assists but also had eight turnovers. … Steve Nash had 10 points and eight assists against his former team.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   L.A. Lakers
Michael Beasley 18 Scoring Dwight Howard 19
Goran Dragic 6 Assists Kobe Bryant 9
Jermaine O'Neal 13 Rebounds Dwight Howard 18
Jermaine O'Neal 4 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 3
Luis Scola 4 Steals Metta World Peace 4
Jermaine O'Neal 5 Blocks Dwight Howard 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 85 41.2 3-13 12-17 27 48 8 10 19
L.A. Lakers 91 43.4 7-21 12-18 23 48 5 9 19

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Lakers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .448 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .314 after a loss.