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Lakers rebound from OKC, dismantle injury-ridden Rockets


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday March 28, 2010 12:32AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) - -- Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers didn't want to dwell over delivering one of their worst performances of this season in a loss at Oklahoma City on Friday.

Instead, they took out their frustration on a struggling, injury-ridden Houston Rockets squad Saturday. After playing in a relaxed mood throughout the first quarter, L.A. stomped on the accelerator to defeat Houston 109-101 before an announced sellout crowd of 18,583 at Toyota Center.

After an energetic Rockets squad took a 34-27 lead after one period, the Lakers started playing with urgency and dominated Houston, 35-11, in the second quarter to take a 62-45 advantage into halftime. The key stretch was a 20-0 run that turned the Lakers' 43-42 deficit into a 62-43 lead.

"We tried to be aggressive and bounce back from a poor performance," said Paul Gasol, who led all scorers with a season-high 30 points. "We cracked it open in the second quarter and that gave us the momentum to put them away."

L.A. (54-19) experienced more of this success in the second half, building a 21-point lead before shifting into cruise control. The Rockets went on a 12-2 fourth-quarter run to make the final margin appear respectable. It also forced Lakers coach Phil Jackson to place Gasol back into the game for the final 3:49.

"I'm not happy with the way we played, but we won the game," Jackson said. "Obviously, the 11 points we held Houston to in the second quarter was very good. They're injured ... but we knew they would play hard. They just kind of ran dry in the second quarter, and we capitalized on it."

Like the Lakers, Bryant (17 points, 10 rebounds, game-high nine assists) quickly bounced back from an eight-turnover effort against Oklahoma City with a near triple-double. Instead of looking for his shot, Bryant deferred to his teammates and kept the Rockets (36-36) from keying on a couple of players. He was also a force on the boards, snatching nearly a third (eight) of the Lakers' 27 first-half rebounds.

Bryant's teammates emulated his aggression, especially on the defensive end. Houston generated several uncontested shots in the first quarter, but the Lakers gained control of the game's pace once they started to use their bodies and give attention to the Rockets' shooters.

"We executed better [than last night]" Bryant said. "We came out and ran our offense the way that we are supposed to. Our defense is very solid, but there are nights when we don't show up defensively. Defense was the key to our second quarter."

L.A. also played with force near the basket, refusing to let the Rockets' offense knock it off balance with off-ball screens and cuts through the paint.

By the third quarter, it was evident that the Rockets simply had no answer for the Lakers arsenal of scoring options. Five Lakers scored in double figures, including Gasol (eight rebounds) and Lamar Odom (13 points, game-high 13 rebounds).

No matter whom Houston threw at Gasol and Odom -- mainly Jordan Hill, Luis Scola and Chuck Hayes -- the L.A. tandem continued to score in the post, clean the glass, swat shots and provide the muscle needed to slow the run-and-gun Rockets.

"It was a combination of playing a very good team that is long around the basket," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "We couldn't get good looks. Right now, we have to make jump shots.

"That's the type of team we have, but we didn't [make shots] in the second quarter. I thought we got really impatient."

Saturday's victory pushes the Lakers six games ahead of Denver for first place in the Western Conference and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Dallas will move into a tie with Denver if it defeats Golden State later tonight, but L.A. has only nine games left on its regular-season schedule.

"There are still nine games left, and we have to continue to tighten things up," Gasol said. "We're in good position. We're in the same position as we were last year, and I like the ending we had last year."

On a night when L.A. recovered from a poor performance, the Rockets continued to deal with untimely injuries. Kevin Martin missed his second straight game due to a sore left shoulder, leaving Houston without one of its best scoring threats.

And with injuries keeping role players such as Shane Battier (hyperextended left knee), David Anderson (sore lower back) and Jared Jefferies (strained left Achilles) out for extended periods of time, Houston may be beginning to look forward to next season.

What remained of the Rockets was not nearly enough to top a motivated Lakers team. Houston dropped its fourth straight contest, marking the franchise's first four-game losing streak since it lost six straight Nov. 13-23 2007.

"[The] Lakers have a lot of talent. They've got a lot of talent. We aren't there right now," said Luis Scola, who recorded team highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds. "They were just too good for us.

"I got the sense the whole game that they were controlling the game. They were finding whatever they were looking for."

Meanwhile, the Rockets' playoff hopes are all but squashed at this point, as Saturday's loss pushes them 7.5 games behind Portland and San Antonio for the West's final two playoff spots.

As usual, Aaron Brooks' speed proved problematic for Derek Fisher and the Lakers. The young point guard found his range before tip off, knocking down five of his first eight shot attempts to help Houston jump out to a nine-point lead.

But when Brooks (26 points, team-high seven assists) wasn't on the floor in the second quarter, the Rockets' offensive rhythm fell apart. Without his ability to spread the defense with penetration and quick, crisp passing, Houston's possessions often ended in a missed mid- or long-range jumper.

"When we made our run, and we got to 11 and 12 [points], we would make a bad play and that put it back to 15," Brooks said. [We committed] a turnover here and a turnover there, and that was it."

Lakers
Rockets
     
    • 57.5%

    • 43.2%

    • 57.1%

    • 30.8%

    • 70.8%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL HOU
Total Rebounds 10 7
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 16 8
Fast Break Pts: 6 27
Biggest Lead: 21 9
Points in the Paint: 38 38
LAL HOU
p Gasol   30 Scola   28
rb Odom   13 Scola   10
a Bryant   9 Brooks   7
s
b Gasol   4 Hayes   1
 
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  • 12/01 - LAL @ HOU
  • 02/01 - HOU @ LAL
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 35:43 3-9 1-4 0-0 +7 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 2 0 7
L. Odom F 38:39 5-9 0-0 3-6 +3 4 9 13 3 4 0 2 1 0 13
P. Gasol F-C 39:38 11-17 0-0 8-9 0 1 7 8 2 1 0 3 4 1 30
K. Bryant G 36:10 7-14 1-2 2-3 +17 1 8 9 9 2 0 5 0 0 17
D. Fisher G 21:36 6-8 3-3 0-0 +15 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 15
J. Farmar   26:24 5-7 2-3 2-4 -7 1 3 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 14
S. Brown   27:01 3-5 1-2 2-2 +2 0 2 2 2 5 0 2 2 0 9
D. Mbenga   06:38 2-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
J. Powell   08:11 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
A. Bynum DND - Strained Achilles
A. Morrison DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Vujacic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-73 8-14 17-24   8 35 43 21 25 0 16 9 1 109
  57.5% 57.1% 70.8%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza G 38:34 3-11 1-4 2-2 -5 1 2 3 5 4 0 0 0 1 9
L. Scola F-C 45:01 12-16 0-0 4-6 -9 2 8 10 5 4 0 3 0 2 28
C. Hayes C-F 21:49 2-3 0-0 0-0 -9 2 3 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 4
J. Taylor G 29:50 6-14 3-4 0-0 -11 3 2 5 3 4 0 1 0 1 15
A. Brooks G 37:26 8-22 4-12 6-6 -6 0 0 0 7 2 0 3 0 2 26
K. Lowry   24:16 0-6 0-2 3-4 +1 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
J. Hill   26:11 4-8 0-0 0-1 +1 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 0 1 8
C. Budinger   15:40 2-7 0-4 2-2 -8 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 6
H. Armstrong   01:13 1-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jeffries DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-88 8-26 17-21   11 21 32 25 23 0 8 1 9 101
  43.2% 30.8% 81.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 8

inactive

  • Lakers: Walton
  • Rockets: Andersen, Battier, Yao

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #27 Dick Bavetta, #38 Michael Smith, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 18583
  • Duration: 2:14
Los Angeles Lakers (55-19) Houston Rockets (36-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Gasol (Odom gains possession)
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:24 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Odom Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  11:12  
  11:06 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:52  
Odom Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:50
[LAL 4-0]
 
  10:27 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:25 Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:22
[HOU 2-4]
Taylor Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:07
[LAL 6-2]
 
  10:07 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:07
[LAL 7-2]
 
  09:58
[HOU 5-7]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
  09:46 Taylor Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  09:33
[LAL 9-5]
 
  09:13 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:13  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  08:56
[LAL 11-5]
 
  08:44 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:43  
  08:32 Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gasol Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  08:20  
  08:18 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:12
[HOU 7-11]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  08:12  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  08:00 Team Rebound 
Odom Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:00  
  07:44
[HOU 9-11]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:34
[LAL 13-9]
 
  07:20
[HOU 12-13]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Bryant Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:06  
Bryant Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:06  
  06:47
[HOU 14-13]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:36
[LAL 16-14]
 
  06:26 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:24  
Gasol Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  06:13  
  05:55 Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
  05:53 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:48
[HOU 16-16]
Hayes Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:32 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:26
[HOU 19-16]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  05:15
[LAL 18-19]
 
  05:15 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  05:15  
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:05 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
Artest Dunk Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:51 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:47
[HOU 21-18]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Odom Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:29
[LAL 20-21]
 
Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:14  
  04:02 Ariza Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:00  
Farmar Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  03:49
[LAL 22-21]
 
  03:42
[HOU 23-22]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Gasol Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:23  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown  03:23  
  03:11
[HOU 26-22]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Farmar Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  02:54  
  02:50
[HOU 28-22]
Ariza Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (2 AST) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Missed  02:29  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:26  
Odom Putback Layup Shot: Missed  02:25  
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:23  
Odom Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:23
[LAL 24-28]
 
  02:17 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:15  
  02:10 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
  02:10 Taylor Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:10  
Team Rebound  02:10  
  02:10 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:10
[LAL 25-28]
 
  01:48
[HOU 30-25]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  01:30  
  01:21 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Team Rebound 
  01:07
[HOU 32-25]
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.6 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:49.7
[HOU 34-25]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Farmar Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:34.5
[LAL 27-34]
 
  00:16.9 Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:15.9  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (55-19) Houston Rockets (36-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Brown Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:39
[LAL 29-34]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:36  
  11:26 Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:24  
Brown Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:17 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:09 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:08  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  10:58
[LAL 32-34]
 
  10:33
[HOU 36-32]
Scola Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:11 Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:58  
  09:58 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  09:58 Brooks Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:43 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:41  
  09:31 Budinger Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:31
[LAL 33-36]
 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:31
[LAL 34-36]
 
  09:14 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK) 
  09:14 Team Rebound 
  09:10
[HOU 38-34]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Taylor (3 AST) 
Mbenga Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  08:56
[LAL 36-38]
 
  08:38 Scola Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:38 Scola Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:20  
Odom Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:19
[LAL 38-38]
 
  08:10 Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:07 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:06  
Farmar Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:50 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Farmar Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:50  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  07:50  
  07:31
[HOU 41-38]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Fisher Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:15
[LAL 40-41]
 
  06:57 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Mbenga Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:42
[LAL 42-41]
 
  06:24 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:23  
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:14  
Fisher Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:10  
  06:10
[HOU 42-42]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Odom Substitution replaced by Artest  06:10  
  06:10
[HOU 43-42]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  05:56
[LAL 44-43]
 
  05:34 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:33  
  05:33 Taylor Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:33  
Mbenga Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:33  
  05:18 Budinger Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  05:10
[LAL 47-43]
 
  04:48 Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  04:48 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  04:48 Jump Ball Scola vs Artest (Ariza gains possession) 
  04:40 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:38  
Gasol Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST)  04:27
[LAL 49-43]
 
  04:11 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:08  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:00 Taylor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:48 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:48 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Artest Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:48  
  03:48 Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  03:43 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:40 Taylor Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:35 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:33  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST)  03:21
[LAL 52-43]
 
  03:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brown Substitution replaced by Odom  03:16  
  03:08 Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:06  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  02:51
[LAL 54-43]
 
  02:34 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  02:21
[LAL 56-43]
 
  01:52 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:51  
  01:47 Taylor Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:47  
Team Rebound  01:47  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:47
[LAL 57-43]
 
  01:31 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:30  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  01:15  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:15  
  01:15 Scola Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:15
[LAL 58-43]
 
  01:15 Taylor Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:15
[LAL 59-43]
 
  00:55.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:53.9  
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:43.7 Brooks Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST)  00:28.6
[LAL 62-43]
 
  00:13.5
[HOU 45-62]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (55-19) Houston Rockets (36-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[HOU 47-62]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  11:20 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  11:20
[LAL 63-47]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  11:20
[LAL 64-47]
 
  11:05 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Artest (2 BLK) 
  11:04 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:02
[HOU 49-64]
Hayes Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:41  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:39  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  10:23
[LAL 66-49]
 
  10:09
[HOU 51-66]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Odom Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST)  09:44
[LAL 68-51]
 
  09:24
[HOU 54-68]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST)  09:05
[LAL 70-54]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:53  
  08:36 Taylor Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:32
[HOU 56-70]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:04
[HOU 59-70]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
  07:45 Ariza Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Gasol Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  07:41  
Gasol Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:41  
  07:22 Scola Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Scola Violation:Kicked Ball  07:22  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:07
[LAL 72-59]
 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:01  
  07:01
[HOU 60-72]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  07:01
[HOU 61-72]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  06:54 Brooks Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:29 Foul : Double Personal - Ariza (3 PF), Artest (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:29  
  06:29 Jump Ball Ariza vs Gasol (Fisher gains possession) 
  06:29 Taylor Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:16
[LAL 74-61]
 
  05:57 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:56  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:34 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:33  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Mbenga  05:27  
Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:16
[LAL 76-61]
 
  05:16 Taylor Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Mbenga Substitution replaced by Gasol  05:16  
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  05:16
[LAL 77-61]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:59  
  04:59 Taylor Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  04:59  
  04:47 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:22 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:20  
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  04:05
[LAL 79-61]
 
  03:49 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) 
  03:49 Scola Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  03:49 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:49  
Team Rebound  03:49  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:49  
  03:49 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:31 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:30  
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO)  03:21  
Farmar Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:20  
Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:14  
  03:14
[HOU 62-79]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:14
[HOU 63-79]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  02:54  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:54 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown  02:54  
  02:40
[HOU 65-79]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (5 AST) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST)  02:24
[LAL 81-65]
 
  02:11
[HOU 67-81]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:52  
  01:46 Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Farmar Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:46  
Team Rebound  01:46  
  01:46 Scola Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Farmar Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:46
[LAL 82-67]
 
  01:35 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:34  
Gasol Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:11
[LAL 84-67]
 
  00:58.9 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:57.9  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:37.0
[LAL 87-67]
 
  00:33.9
[HOU 69-87]
Budinger Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
  00:16.8 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:16.8
[LAL 88-69]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:16.8
[LAL 89-69]
 
  00:03.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:35 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  11:18 Lowry Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:16  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:54 Team Rebound 
  10:39 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK) 
  10:39 Team Rebound 
  10:33
[HOU 71-89]
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:33  
  10:33 Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:33  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  10:11
[LAL 92-71]
 
  09:56
[HOU 73-92]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST)  09:39
[LAL 94-73]
 
  09:20 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (2 BLK) 
  09:18 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:13 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:11  
Powell Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:57  
Powell Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:57  
  08:57 Timeout : Regular 
  08:57 Taylor Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  08:57 Budinger Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  08:36 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  08:35
[HOU 75-94]
Scola Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:11
[LAL 96-75]
 
  07:53
[HOU 77-96]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:22  
  07:22
[HOU 78-96]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  07:22
[HOU 79-96]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:57
[HOU 81-96]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Bryant Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  06:29  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:29  
Powell Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:23  
  06:23
[HOU 82-96]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  06:23
[HOU 83-96]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Farmar Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  06:06  
  05:56 Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:54  
Farmar Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:41
[LAL 98-83]
 
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Odom  05:33  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest  05:33  
  05:20 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Artest Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Artest Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:51  
  04:51 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:51 Team Rebound 
  04:51 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
Artest Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  04:33  
Artest Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:33  
  04:33
[HOU 84-98]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:33
[HOU 85-98]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:21  
  04:18
[HOU 87-98]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:52  
  03:49 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:49  
Team Rebound  03:49  
Powell Substitution replaced by Gasol  03:49  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:49
[LAL 99-87]
 
Odom Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:40  
  03:40
[HOU 88-99]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:40 Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:40  
Artest Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:21
[LAL 101-88]
 
Odom Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:09  
  03:09
[HOU 89-101]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  03:09
[HOU 90-101]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  02:52 Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:52
[LAL 102-90]
 
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:52
[LAL 103-90]
 
  02:42
[HOU 93-103]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:17
[LAL 106-93]
 
  02:05
[HOU 95-106]
Hill Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
  01:46 Ariza Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Brown Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  01:41  
Brown Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:41  
  01:35 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK) 
  01:32 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:29 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  01:28  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  01:13
[LAL 108-95]
 
  01:13 Scola Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  01:13 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:13 Scola Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  01:13 Brooks Substitution replaced by Armstrong 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS)  01:13
[LAL 109-95]
 
  01:03
[HOU 97-109]
Armstrong Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:46.9  
Brown Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:42.8  
  00:42.8
[HOU 98-109]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:42.8
[HOU 99-109]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:18.8 Taylor Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:14.6
[HOU 101-109]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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