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Bulls' energy can't trump Kobe's 42-point outburst


By Kent McDill, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday December 15, 2009 11:57PM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- The way things have gone for the Chicago Bulls recently, they would accept any kind of victory to help turn their fortunes.

Against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, the only kind of victory the Bulls could muster was one of the moral variety. Still, there was a sense of accomplishment.

Kobe Bryant bounced back from his sub-par performance against Utah on Saturday to put up 42 points Tuesday and the visiting Lakers outlasted the energetic Bulls 96-87 to go to 19-4 on the season.

Derrick Rose and Luol Deng had 21 points for the Bulls (8-15), and Joakim Noah had 11 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots while trying to keep his team in the game against their much more successful opponent. Brad Miller added 15 points for the Bulls, who lost for the 11th time in their last 13 games. But what was important to the Bulls was that they did not lose Tuesday against the Lakers the way they lost Saturday against the Boston Celtics.

Their 106-80 loss to the Celtics was the fourth blowout loss of the month, and with the defending champion Lakers looming on the schedule, there was little hope of an immediate turnaround. But the Bulls started the game with the kind of energy they know they must have to win, and they kept the energy up to the very end.

"We just need to try to build on this effort and get better,'' Noah said. "When we bring this energy, we can be happier with ourselves. When we play with that kind of focus, I think things will go well for us in the future."

"I thought it was a good effort but we could not get anything going in the fourth quarter,'' Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We had great hustle. Our rebounding and effort helped us stay in the game."

The Bulls made their first four shots, all in the lane, attacking the Lakers' interior defense, and they built a 14-4 lead before Bryant found his shot. Bryant, playing with a splint on his broken right index finger, got into a rhythm and started taking and hitting every shot. He finished with 20 points in the first quarter, hitting eight consecutive shots, but the Bulls stayed with them for a 31-31 tie game after 12 minutes.

"I just wanted to get a rhythm going,'' Bryant said. "I got here early and got some shots up. I felt pretty good."

"It was fortunate for us he was shooting so well,'' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

During the first quarter, Rose left the game holding his right ribcage. He came back in the second quarter and played through the rest of the game.

The Lakers built a 54-48 halftime lead, and the Bulls had to worry they were going to let the game get away from them in the third quarter as they did against the Celtics.

Instead, the Bulls fought back into the game, led by Deng, who had his best game since the fourth game of the season when he had his first career 20-20 game. He scored eight points in the third quarter and the Bulls actually owned a 73-72 lead at the end of the period.

In the fourth quarter, the Bulls missed nine consecutive shots, and when Deng finally hit a 22-footer with 5:11 left, the Lakers were up 86-79.

Game over, right?

Wrong.

The Lakers started making mistakes, committing three straight passing turnovers, and when Brad Miller made a 15-footer with 2:14 left, the Bulls were within six points, 90-84.

What followed was the kind of action the Bulls need to have to succeed this season, and it came Noah, from the most likely source for energy and enthusiasm.

After Bryant lost the ball on the Lakers end, the Bulls took off and Deng attempted a 17-footer from the right wing. He missed the shot, but Noah came rushing in and knocked the rebound off of Ron Artest and it went out of bounds. With the ball again, Noah himself missed a lay-up with 1:32 left. When Bryant finally knocked down a jumper with 39 seconds left, the Lakers had an insurmountable 92-84 lead and managed to catch their breath.

"We're just happy to win this game,'' Jackson said. "I thought we came out lethargic to start with but it's just good to get a road win."

Pau Gasol had 16 rebounds for the Lakers but was held in check offensively by Noah and Miller, finishing with 10 points.

After the game, Noah went over to Jackson and shook his hand, and after the game said he considered Jackson to be the best coach in the game. Jackson returned the compliment.

"Noah is one of the most talented rebounders in the league,'' Jackson said. "He just gave a great effort tonight."

Lakers
Bulls
     
    • 45.6%

    • 38.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 18.2%

    • 80.0%

    • 68.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL CHI
Total Rebounds 14 10
Offensive Rebounds 6 22
Turnovers 13 12
Fast Break Pts: 13 17
Biggest Lead: 12 10
Points in the Paint: 34 38
LAL CHI
p Bryant   42 2 players   21
rb Gasol   16 Noah   20
a Fisher   5 2 players   6
s Bryant   3 4 players   2
b Gasol   2 Noah   6
 
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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 45:03 3-14 1-7 2-2 +12 0 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 4 9
P. Gasol F-C 39:23 3-8 0-0 4-4 0 4 12 16 2 2 0 2 2 3 10
A. Bynum C 25:13 5-10 0-0 1-1 +10 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 1 1 11
K. Bryant G 39:06 15-26 1-5 11-15 -3 0 2 2 3 2 3 8 0 3 42
D. Fisher G 24:17 0-2 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 1 0
L. Odom   31:24 4-9 0-3 1-1 +8 1 7 8 3 4 1 0 1 1 9
J. Farmar   15:43 2-6 1-3 1-2 +13 0 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 6
S. Brown   19:51 4-4 1-1 0-0 +13 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 9
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Morrison DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Vujacic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 4-20 20-25   6 31 37 22 15 9 13 5 14 96
  45.6% 20.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 14
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 38:32 10-20 1-2 0-0 +2 1 5 6 1 3 1 2 0 0 21
B. Miller F-C 36:00 6-11 0-2 3-4 -7 2 6 8 6 3 2 2 2 0 15
J. Noah C-F 36:44 4-16 0-0 3-4 +4 14 6 20 2 4 2 3 6 2 11
J. Salmons G 28:35 1-5 0-3 0-0 -9 1 3 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 2
D. Rose G 33:19 9-22 0-0 3-4 +8 0 4 4 6 2 0 2 0 1 21
K. Hinrich   31:20 5-11 1-2 0-0 -15 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 3 1 11
J. Pargo   07:14 0-4 0-1 0-0 -7 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
T. Gibson   23:16 2-5 0-0 2-4 -15 3 3 6 1 2 0 0 2 0 6
J. Johnson   05:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
A. Gray DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Thomas DND - Left Radius Fracture
Total   240 37-96 2-11 11-16   22 29 51 22 20 9 12 14 5 87
  38.5% 18.2% 68.8%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

  • Lakers: Walton
  • Bulls: James

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #30 Tony Brown, #60 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 21416
  • Duration: 2:12
Los Angeles Lakers (28-6) Chicago Bulls (14-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noah vs Bynum (Fisher gains possession)
Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  11:47  
  11:45 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:35
[CHI 2-0]
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Bynum Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  11:14
[LAL 2-2]
 
  10:59
[CHI 4-2]
Noah Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:38
[CHI 6-2]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:59
[CHI 8-2]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Bryant Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  09:42  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:40  
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  09:30
[LAL 4-8]
 
  09:14 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:04
[CHI 10-4]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
Jump Ball Salmons vs Bryant (Rose gains possession)  08:28  
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST)  08:28  
  08:22
[CHI 12-4]
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  08:03  
Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:58
[CHI 13-4]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:58
[CHI 14-4]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:44 Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:44
[LAL 5-14]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:44
[LAL 6-14]
 
  07:32 Deng Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (3 BLK)  07:14  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:13  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (4 BLK)  07:11  
  07:09 Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:05 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:02  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:47
[LAL 8-14]
 
  06:47 Salmons Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:47 Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:47
[LAL 9-14]
 
  06:36
[CHI 16-9]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:16
[CHI 18-9]
Rose Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:59  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST)  05:56
[LAL 11-18]
 
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50 Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  05:39 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:38  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:32
[LAL 14-18]
 
  05:17 Pargo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK) 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:16  
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:05
[LAL 16-18]
 
  04:45
[CHI 20-16]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  04:31
[LAL 18-20]
 
  04:17
[CHI 22-18]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  04:05
[LAL 20-22]
 
  03:54 Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST) 
Fisher Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK)  03:50  
Team Rebound  03:50  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  03:50  
  03:50 Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:46
[LAL 22-22]
 
  03:23 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:21 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:19 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:11
[CHI 25-22]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  02:57
[LAL 24-25]
 
  02:44
[CHI 27-24]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  02:24
[LAL 26-27]
 
  02:07
[CHI 29-26]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:57  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  01:57  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (2 BLK)  01:45  
  01:43 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:30 Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST) 
  01:30 Deng Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:03 Deng Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:02
[CHI 31-26]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:46.8 Pargo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:46.8
[LAL 27-31]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:46.8
[LAL 28-31]
 
  00:30.9 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:29.9  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  00:19.5
[LAL 31-31]
 
  00:01.8 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:00.6  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (28-6) Chicago Bulls (14-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Pargo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:27 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  11:22
[LAL 33-31]
 
  11:07
[CHI 33-33]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pargo (2 AST) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Pargo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bynum Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:36  
  10:36 Pargo Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:34  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest  10:34  
  10:30 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:30  
  10:30 Gibson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:11
[LAL 35-33]
 
  09:50 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:48  
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:44
[LAL 37-33]
 
  09:25
[CHI 35-37]
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:45 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:15  
  08:15 Timeout : Regular 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol  08:15  
  08:15 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:15
[CHI 36-37]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  08:02  
  07:59 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:55 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
  07:50 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:50  
Team Rebound  07:50  
  07:50 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:50
[LAL 38-36]
 
  07:31 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:30  
Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST)  07:15  
  06:51 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:50  
Artest Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  06:38
[LAL 40-36]
 
  06:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:32 Johnson Substitution replaced by Deng 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Bryant  06:32  
  06:22 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:21 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  06:21 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
  06:14 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:14 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:0) 
  06:14
[CHI 38-40]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Odom Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  06:02
[LAL 42-38]
 
  06:02 Deng Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:02 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:02
[LAL 43-38]
 
  05:42 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:41  
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  05:34
[LAL 45-38]
 
  05:13
[CHI 40-45]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  04:55
[LAL 47-40]
 
Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:27  
  04:13 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Salmons (2 ST)  03:59  
  03:43
[CHI 42-47]
Rose Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  03:24
[LAL 49-42]
 
  03:09
[CHI 44-49]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:1) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
  02:31 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Noah Rebound (Off:7 Def:1) 
  02:29 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:28  
  02:17 Salmons Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:17  
  02:17 Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  02:17
[LAL 50-44]
 
  02:03 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:02  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  01:53
[LAL 52-44]
 
  01:39 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
  01:37 Noah Rebound (Off:8 Def:1) 
  01:36 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:35  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:24
[CHI 46-52]
Deng Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK)  01:03  
  01:01 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:57.8 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:56.5 Team Rebound 
Odom Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:56.0  
Odom Substitution replaced by Bynum  00:56.0  
  00:56.0
[CHI 47-52]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:56.0 Deng Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:56.0
[CHI 48-52]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gasol Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:47.1
[LAL 54-48]
 
  00:41.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:32.9 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:31.9  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.9 Noah Rebound (Off:8 Def:2) 
  00:03.9 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:02.9  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (28-6) Chicago Bulls (14-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[CHI 50-54]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST) 
Bynum Hook Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:08 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  11:06  
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (5 BLK)  10:48  
Jump Ball Noah vs Bynum (Artest gains possession)  10:48  
Team Rebound  10:48  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Noah Rebound (Off:8 Def:3) 
  10:28 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
  10:21 Salmons Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:21  
Team Rebound  10:21  
  10:21 Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:21  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  10:19  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Artest Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:59  
  09:59 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  09:59
[CHI 51-54]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:59 Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  09:58  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  09:39  
  09:36 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:29 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST) 
  09:29 Miller Foul : Clear Path (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  09:29
[LAL 55-51]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:29  
Team Rebound  09:29  
Bryant Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:19  
Bryant Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  09:19  
  08:58 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  08:57  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:32 Rose Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:32 Rose Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST)  08:12
[LAL 57-51]
 
  07:57
[CHI 53-57]
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST) 
  07:45 Deng Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  07:45 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:45
[LAL 58-53]
 
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:45
[LAL 59-53]
 
  07:37
[CHI 55-59]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Team Rebound 
  07:03 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:02  
  07:02
[CHI 56-59]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:02
[CHI 57-59]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fisher (5 AST)  06:46
[LAL 62-57]
 
  06:28
[CHI 59-62]
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (6 BLK)  06:11  
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  05:59 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST) 
  05:58 Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  05:58  
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:58
[LAL 63-59]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:58
[LAL 64-59]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:44  
  05:44 Artest Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:30 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:03
[CHI 61-64]
Rose Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:01  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Noah Rebound (Off:8 Def:4) 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:36  
  04:36 Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:36 Team Rebound 
  04:36
[CHI 62-64]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:18
[CHI 64-64]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:17  
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Hinrich (2 ST)  04:00  
  03:46 Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  03:42 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:42  
  03:42 Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:42
[CHI 65-64]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  03:27  
  03:26 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  03:26
[LAL 65-65]
 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  03:26  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  03:26
[LAL 66-65]
 
  03:04
[CHI 67-66]
Hinrich Fade Away Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST)  02:46
[LAL 68-67]
 
  02:30
[CHI 69-68]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:41 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:40
[CHI 71-68]
Gibson Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  01:13 Noah Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  01:13
[LAL 69-71]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  01:13
[LAL 70-71]
 
  00:59.9
[CHI 73-70]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST)  00:48.6
[LAL 72-73]
 
  00:36.9 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  00:34.9  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:22.9 Noah Rebound (Off:8 Def:5) 
  00:02.9 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:01.9  
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (2 BLK)  11:46  
Team Rebound  11:46  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (3 BLK)  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:36  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:36  
  11:24 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:23  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST)  11:16
[LAL 75-73]
 
  11:03 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST) 
Brown Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST)  11:00
[LAL 77-73]
 
  10:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:39 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:38  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:08
[CHI 75-77]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST) 
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bynum (2 AST)  09:49
[LAL 79-75]
 
  09:22 Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Farmar (2 ST) 
Farmar Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:07 Team Rebound 
  09:07 Deng Substitution replaced by Rose 
  08:45
[CHI 77-79]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:23
[LAL 81-77]
 
  08:08 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:07  
Bynum Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:59  
Bynum Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:59  
  07:47 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
Farmar Layup Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:28 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:21 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:20  
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST)  07:08
[LAL 83-77]
 
  07:08 Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  07:08 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Bryant  07:08  
Odom Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:08  
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  07:08
[LAL 84-77]
 
  06:53 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:53  
  06:53 Noah Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (38 PTS)  06:35
[LAL 86-77]
 
  06:17 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:16  
Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO)  06:03  
  06:03 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Deng 
  05:44 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:43 Noah Rebound (Off:9 Def:5) 
  05:43 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Noah Rebound (Off:10 Def:5) 
  05:42 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:40 Noah Rebound (Off:11 Def:5) 
  05:40 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:40  
Timeout : Regular  05:40  
Artest Substitution replaced by Fisher  05:40  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  05:40  
Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK)  05:31  
  05:28 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:11
[CHI 79-86]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:56  
  04:31 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:12)  04:30  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST)  04:14  
Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:09  
  04:09 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:09 Team Rebound 
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  04:09  
  04:09
[CHI 80-86]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Artest Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:49
[LAL 88-80]
 
  03:29 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:27
[CHI 82-88]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed  03:03  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:02  
Odom Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:00
[LAL 90-82]
 
Odom Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:35 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:34  
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST)  02:20  
  02:14
[CHI 84-90]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Noah (2 ST)  01:57  
  01:49 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Noah Rebound (Off:12 Def:5) 
  01:33 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:31  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Noah Rebound (Off:12 Def:6) 
  01:02 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:58.9  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (40 PTS)  00:39.2
[LAL 92-84]
 
  00:39.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:37.4 Noah Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:37.4 Noah Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:34.0 Rose Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:32.9 Noah Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:32.9
[LAL 93-84]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:32.9
[LAL 94-84]
 
  00:32.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:27.9 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:25.8 Noah Rebound (Off:13 Def:6) 
  00:25.8 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
  00:21.9 Noah Rebound (Off:14 Def:6) 
  00:19.3 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bryant (3 ST) 
Bryant Dunk Shot: Made (42 PTS)  00:16.9
[LAL 96-84]
 
  00:08.9 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:07.9 Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:02.5
[CHI 87-96]
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- WGN Local 8:00 pm ET
-- KCAL-LAL Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8

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