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Kobe, Lakers coast past out-of-sync Hornets


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Monday November 9, 2009 1:34AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- There was no need for Kobe Bryant to go off for another 40 points.

And for the second game in a row, the Lakers didnt need their 7-footers, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, both still out with injuries.

The short-handed Lakers used a combination of Bryant and a strong bench performance to cruise to a 104-88 victory over the out-of-sync Hornets.

"Well, we had it a little easier tonight than I expected," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

Bryant had a lot to do with it, pacing all scorers with 28 points, 26 coming in the first half. The Lakers' bench scored 46 led by Shannon Brown's impressive third-quarter stretch when hit three 3-pointers. Brown ended up scoring 13 of his 15 in that period, which was part of a 17-3 run that ended with a DJ Mbenga putback to give the Lakers a 72-45 lead.

"I was particularly proud of Shannon coming off and taking [Derek] Fisher's spot after a couple of tough calls and getting into foul trouble," Jackson said. "[Shannon] was doing the things we see him do and we anticipate he can do."

Mbenga recorded his first career double-double (10 points and 12 rebounds) and also had four blocks for the second straight game.

On the other end, the Hornets struggled, especially in the third period.

New Orleans went scoreless for nearly six minutes until Peja Stojakovic converted a technical free throw. Chris Paul's layup at the 3:21 mark was New Orleans' first basket of the quarter, which ended a string of 10 straight misses.

"They beat us in all aspects of the game tonight," said Paul, who had eight assists in the first half, but was held to a team-high 15 points and nine assists.

As much as this was a win for the Lakers (6-1), who next play on Thursday at home against the Suns, the side story might be how far the Hornets (2-5) have fallen after being one of the top Western Conference teams a few seasons ago. New Orleans, which has two games remaining on its three-game road trip, is now 0-4 on the road.

"It's tough, it's tough," Paul said. "It's early in the season, but you definitely want to show signs of improvement. This is the toughest thing I've endured in a while. We can only get better. We cant get worse. We're missing our defense and ability to score. Like I keep saying, we're capable."

If there was a positive to take out of this loss, it was Emeka Okafor shaping into form. After missing training camp and preseason with a right toe injury, Okafor recorded his sixth double-double with 10 points and a season-high 14 rebounds.

The rest of the Hornets struggled, however.

David West has yet to consistently find the form that landed him on the All-Star team. He had 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting and pulled down four rebounds. Stojakovic, who had six points and was 1-for-6 from beyond the arc, still hasnt looked right even after coming off the bench because of a balky back.

Before the game, West said the team has struggled finding a rhythm this season. It showed early. New Orleans trailed by as many as 17 in the first half. Paul, who entered Sunday fifth in the league in scoring at 28.5, was confounded by the Lakers in the first quarter, behind held to two points and one assist.

While the bulk of the blame can rest on the Okafor-Tyson Chandler swap, New Orleans coach Byron Scott doesn't think that's been the source of the Hornets' struggle early on.

"It's been the whole team and team defense," said Scott before the game. "I said first of November it was going to be 2-4 weeks before these guys start coming together and understand what [they are doing] and that they'll be on the same page.

"I'm still hoping that's the case. I just have to get them to the point where they're not thinking so much and just playing, reacting. When we get to that point, we'll be fine."

Hornets guard Devin Brown earned his first start of the season because of his "aggressiveness on defense and Morris Peterson's inability to stay in front of his opponent and hit the open jumper," Scott said.

It didnt matter against Bryant.

After torching the Grizzlies' O.J. Mayo on Friday, Bryant attacked 6-foot-5 Brown early, ripping him at midcourt in the first eight seconds of the game for a layup. He scored 10 on Brown in the first quarter, including a beautiful, backdoor alley-oop from Derek Fisher. Bryant scored 14 of the team's first 23 points, and the Lakers ended on a 10-2 run to go up 27-17 at the end of the period.

"We're a better team than that," Brown said. "We're going to have to show that going into tomorrow [against the Clippers]."

"I'm not going to say guys are panicking, but guys are definitely starting to hold each other accountable," Brown said. "We need to start talking on defense, just building trust right now."

Hornets
Lakers
     
    • 36.5%

    • 46.9%

    • 31.8%

    • 44.4%

    • 82.6%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH LAL
Total Rebounds 8 7
Offensive Rebounds 15 8
Turnovers 12 12
Fast Break Pts: 13 8
Biggest Lead: 0 27
Points in the Paint: 38 30
NOH LAL
p Paul   15 Bryant   28
rb Okafor   14 Mbenga   12
a Paul   9 Artest   7
s Posey   2 Walton   2
b 2 players   1 Mbenga   4
NOH LAL
p Paul   15 Bryant   28
rb Okafor   14 Mbenga   12
a Paul   9 Artest   7
s Posey   2 Walton   2
b 2 players   1 Mbenga   4
 
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  • 01/07 - NOH @ LAL
  • 02/05 - LAL @ NOH
  • 03/27 - NOH @ LAL
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Wright F 18:08 1-3 0-0 0-0 -14 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 2
D. West F 29:39 4-11 0-0 3-4 -18 1 3 4 0 1 1 2 0 2 11
E. Okafor C 26:55 5-12 0-0 0-1 -16 5 9 14 0 2 0 3 1 1 10
D. Brown G 21:14 4-7 2-2 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 10
C. Paul G 29:39 3-8 0-1 9-11 -18 0 1 1 9 4 1 0 0 0 15
B. Brown   14:23 2-9 0-4 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 4
P. Stojakovic   23:12 2-8 1-6 1-1 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
J. Posey   24:16 3-7 2-5 2-2 -5 2 4 6 1 3 2 1 0 0 10
H. Armstrong   21:05 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
D. Songaila   18:21 3-10 0-0 0-0 +2 2 3 5 3 2 1 2 0 2 6
M. Thornton   06:34 2-4 2-3 2-2 +6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
D. Collison   06:34 2-4 0-1 2-2 +6 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 6
Total   240 31-85 7-22 19-23   15 28 43 23 23 8 12 2 7 88
  36.5% 31.8% 82.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 29:39 2-6 0-2 1-2 +18 0 8 8 7 0 0 2 0 0 5
L. Odom F 30:00 1-6 1-4 4-4 +16 1 8 9 6 1 0 1 2 0 7
D. Mbenga C 29:37 5-9 0-0 0-1 +17 4 8 12 0 3 1 0 4 0 10
K. Bryant G 33:42 11-21 0-2 6-6 +20 0 2 2 1 3 1 5 0 1 28
D. Fisher G 13:53 3-5 2-3 0-0 +7 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 8
J. Farmar   20:07 1-5 0-3 4-4 +5 1 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 6
J. Powell   21:42 1-6 0-0 0-0 +5 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 1 1 2
S. Vujacic   12:15 2-4 2-2 1-1 -3 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 7
L. Walton   21:02 4-7 3-5 0-0 0 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 11
S. Brown   21:05 6-8 3-4 0-0 +1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 15
A. Morrison   06:58 2-4 1-2 0-0 -6 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
A. Bynum DND - Strained right elbow
Total   240 38-81 12-27 16-18   8 37 45 27 22 5 12 7 2 104
  46.9% 44.4% 88.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Peterson
  • Lakers: Gasol

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #74 Curtis Blair, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:9
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mbenga vs Okafor (Paul gains possession)
Brown Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  11:52  
  11:47
[LAL 2-0]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:23 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:10 Mbenga Layup Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
  10:51 Mbenga Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  10:43
[NOH 2-2]
 
  10:22
[LAL 5-2]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mbenga (1 ST)  10:03  
  09:56 Fisher Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:52  
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:43  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:43
[NOH 4-5]
 
  09:28
[LAL 7-4]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:05  
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  08:55
[NOH 6-7]
 
  08:30
[LAL 9-6]
Bryant Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Wright Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:10  
  07:55
[LAL 11-6]
Mbenga Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Okafor Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:33 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:26
[LAL 13-6]
Fisher Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:58 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:58  
  06:49 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:49  
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:28  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  06:27  
  06:25 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:20 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:14
[NOH 8-13]
 
  06:02
[LAL 15-8]
Bryant Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Brown Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:41 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:26 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:25  
Okafor Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  05:13
[NOH 10-15]
 
  04:49 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:37  
  04:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wright Substitution replaced by Brown  04:37  
Paul Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  04:37  
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:31  
  04:21 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:20  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  04:03  
West Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:50
[LAL 17-10]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST)  03:26
[NOH 13-17]
 
  03:22 Bryant Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:22 Bryant Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Posey  03:22  
  03:22 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  03:22  
Brown Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:03
[NOH 15-17]
 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:49  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Powell 
  02:49
[LAL 18-15]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:49
[LAL 19-15]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Stojakovic Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:15
[LAL 21-15]
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:01  
Armstrong Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:01  
  02:01
[LAL 22-15]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:01
[LAL 23-15]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[LAL 24-15]
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:37 Bryant Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  01:37
[LAL 25-15]
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:23  
Stojakovic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:22
[NOH 17-25]
 
  01:02 Powell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stojakovic (1 BLK) 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  00:54.9 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:52.9  
  00:44.0 Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:38.9 Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:24.4
[LAL 27-17]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.2  
  00:00.2 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[LAL 30-17]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:19  
  10:54 Odom Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  10:51 Vujacic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:50 Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Songaila Layup Shot: Missed  10:37  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:35  
Armstrong Tip Shot: Missed  10:35  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:33  
Songaila Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (1 AST)  10:30
[NOH 19-30]
 
Posey Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:16  
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Paul  10:16  
  10:04 Walton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:04  
  10:04 Powell Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
Armstrong Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  09:47  
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  09:37
[NOH 22-30]
 
  09:10
[LAL 32-22]
Powell Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:58 Team Rebound 
  08:58 Timeout : Official 
Armstrong Substitution replaced by Okafor  08:58  
  08:58 Odom Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  08:58 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Mbenga 
  08:43
[LAL 34-22]
Mbenga Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:08
[LAL 37-22]
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (1 BLK)  07:47  
  07:45 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:40  
Brown Substitution replaced by Brown  07:40  
Paul Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:28 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:19
[LAL 39-22]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:15  
  07:15 Farmar Substitution replaced by Brown 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  07:07
[NOH 25-39]
 
  06:43
[LAL 41-25]
Walton Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walton (1 ST)  06:28  
  06:19 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:49 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:49  
  05:39 Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Songaila Substitution replaced by West  05:39  
  05:39 Powell Substitution replaced by Odom 
  05:39 Walton Substitution replaced by Artest 
Brown Pullup Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  05:24
[NOH 27-41]
 
Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:15  
Posey Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  05:15  
  05:04
[LAL 43-27]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Okafor Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  04:48
[NOH 29-43]
 
  04:48 Mbenga Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Stojakovic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:33  
  04:28
[LAL 45-29]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Odom (4 AST) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:14
[NOH 31-45]
 
  04:02 Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
Brown Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:02  
  03:51 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:50  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  03:42  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:32 Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:31  
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  03:22
[NOH 33-45]
 
  03:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:12 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Powell 
  03:12 Brown Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  03:03 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:02  
Odom Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:58  
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  02:58
[NOH 35-45]
 
  02:46 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Okafor Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  02:34
[NOH 37-45]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:25  
  02:25
[LAL 46-37]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:25
[LAL 47-37]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  02:18 Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:14 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:14  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:14
[NOH 38-47]
 
  02:03
[LAL 49-38]
Bryant Turnaround Bank shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Odom (5 AST) 
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:46 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:35 Powell Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
Paul Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[LAL 50-38]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Okafor Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:17
[NOH 40-50]
 
  00:54.3 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:54.3 Team Rebound 
Brown Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:54.3  
  00:54.3
[LAL 51-40]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Posey  00:54.3  
  00:54.3
[LAL 52-40]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:44.5 Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:44.5
[NOH 41-52]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:44.5
[NOH 42-52]
 
  00:29.9 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:27.8  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.9 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:00.4
[LAL 55-42]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:36  
  11:36 Fisher Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:22 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:04
[LAL 58-42]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Artest (5 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:22 Mbenga Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:20 Mbenga Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:10
[LAL 60-42]
Artest Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  09:57 Fisher Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  09:57
[NOH 43-60]
 
  09:57 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  09:57
[NOH 44-60]
 
Paul Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  09:57
[NOH 45-60]
 
Brown Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:38  
  09:38
[LAL 61-45]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:38
[LAL 62-45]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (2 BLK)  09:23  
  09:21 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:04
[LAL 65-45]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21 Brown Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:19 Mbenga Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:17
[LAL 67-45]
Mbenga Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:49
[LAL 70-45]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:46  
Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:30  
Paul Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:09  
  07:02 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:46 Artest Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:44  
Wright Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:41  
  06:22 Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  06:20 Mbenga Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:20
[LAL 72-45]
Mbenga Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:20  
  06:20 Mbenga Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:18  
  06:10 Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Posey  06:10  
Brown Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  06:10  
West Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (2 BLK)  05:55  
Team Rebound  05:55  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:55  
  05:40 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:38  
Okafor Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:29  
Okafor Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:29  
  05:13 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:12  
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:02 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:55 Odom Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  04:53  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:39 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:37  
  04:25 Mbenga Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  04:25 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Powell 
  04:19 Odom Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Stojakovic Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  04:19
[NOH 46-72]
 
  04:12 Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:12
[NOH 47-72]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:12
[NOH 48-72]
 
  03:55 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  03:54  
  03:50 Brown Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:50
[NOH 49-72]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:50
[NOH 50-72]
 
  03:35
[LAL 75-50]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Artest (6 AST) 
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:21
[NOH 52-75]
 
  02:57 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST) 
Posey Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  02:50  
Okafor Tip Shot: Missed  02:50  
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:47  
  02:41 Powell Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41 Odom Substitution replaced by Walton 
  02:41 Bryant Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:41
[NOH 53-75]
 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong  02:41  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:19
[LAL 77-53]
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
  02:02 Vujacic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Posey Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:02
[NOH 54-77]
 
Posey Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:02
[NOH 55-77]
 
  01:39
[LAL 80-55]
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Artest (7 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Paul Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:20  
  01:15
[LAL 82-55]
Brown Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  01:01
[NOH 57-82]
 
  00:44.9 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:43.9  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:31.5  
  00:31.5 Vujacic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:31.5
[NOH 58-82]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:31.5  
  00:30.9 Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:09.9 Powell Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:06.6  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Songaila Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (2 AST)  11:44
[NOH 60-82]
 
  11:23 Bryant Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO) 
Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:05  
Mbenga Violation:Defensive Goaltending  10:54  
Posey Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST)  10:54
[NOH 62-82]
 
  10:36 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:30
[LAL 84-62]
Farmar Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:25 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  10:13  
Songaila Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:12  
Songaila Tip Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Team Rebound 
Posey Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:00  
  09:47
[LAL 87-62]
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:22 Mbenga Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  09:11 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Posey (2 ST) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  09:07
[NOH 64-87]
 
  08:48 Walton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:46  
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (3 AST)  08:35
[NOH 66-87]
 
  08:14 Farmar Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  08:07
[NOH 69-87]
 
  07:55
[LAL 89-69]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST) 
Posey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walton (2 ST)  07:31  
  07:29
[LAL 91-69]
Brown Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Walton (2 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:07 Mbenga Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Posey Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:58  
  06:58 Timeout : Official 
  06:58 Bryant Substitution replaced by Morrison 
  06:54 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:53  
Brown Substitution replaced by Thornton  06:34  
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Collison  06:34  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (3 BLK)  06:29  
  06:27 Morrison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:20 Walton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Morrison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:16 Morrison Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:15  
Songaila Hook Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (4 BLK)  05:57  
Posey Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:52  
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:51
[NOH 72-91]
 
  05:35 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Armstrong Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:34  
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:21 Mbenga Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  05:10
[LAL 93-72]
Mbenga Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
  04:55 Walton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Posey Substitution replaced by Wright  04:55  
  04:55 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  04:55 Brown Substitution replaced by Powell 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  04:47
[NOH 75-93]
 
Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:27  
  04:15 Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:13  
Wright Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  04:09
[NOH 77-93]
 
  03:47
[LAL 95-77]
Morrison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  03:23
[NOH 80-95]
 
  02:54
[LAL 98-80]
Morrison 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Farmar (5 AST) 
Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:33 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:32  
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:06 Powell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Armstrong (1 ST) 
  02:03 Powell Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:03
[NOH 81-98]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:03
[NOH 82-98]
 
  01:46 Vujacic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
  01:43 Vujacic Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) 
Collison Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:43
[NOH 83-98]
 
Collison Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (2 PTS)  01:43
[NOH 84-98]
 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK)  01:30  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:29  
Thornton Tip Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:17  
  01:17
[LAL 99-84]
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:17
[LAL 100-84]
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Songaila (2 AST)  01:09
[NOH 86-100]
 
  00:58.9 Morrison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:57.9  
Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:49.7
[LAL 103-86]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Morrison (1 AST) 
Armstrong Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:49.7  
  00:49.7
[LAL 104-86]
Vujacic Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.1  
  00:35.4 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:26.9 Walton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST) 
Collison Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Songaila (3 AST)  00:23.6
[NOH 88-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CST Local Final
-- FSW-LAL Local Final
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1

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