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Lakers-Hornets notebook


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday April 27, 2011 3:03AM

THE FACTS: Kobe Bryant and the Lakers appeared to be hobbled, defeated in the first quarter.

It all changed in one leap.

In what will surely be played over and over on YouTube and likely wind up on a poster above a kid's bed, Bryant took two steps, soared above the rim and posterized Emeka Okafor.

What bad ankle?

The Lakers behind that electrifying play and a balanced scoring effort stung the Hornets to take a decisive 106-90 victory Tuesday at Staples Center to go up 3-2 in the series.

When winning Game 5, the Lakers are 22-4 all-time as they hope to close out the series Thursday at New Orleans.

Six Lakers finished in double figures with Bryant leading the way, scoring a team-high 19 points despite a sprained left ankle he injured back in Game 4. Pau Gasol had his best game in Los Angeles. After combining to shoot 4-for-19 in Games 1 and 2 and averaging a team-worst 39.5 percent from the field in the series, Gasol tallied 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Andrew Bynum logged his third double-double of the series with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hornets led by as many as nine in the first quarter, but they needed more help outside of Trevor Ariza, who had a game-high 22 points, Marco Belinelli (21) and Chris Paul, who added 20 points and 12 assists (eight came in the first quarter).

This contest didn't look good for the Lakers early. Bryant wasn't Bryant in the first quarter. He got burned off the dribble by Ariza. Then Willie Green did the same. On a Hornets' fastbreak instead of stepping infront of Paul, Bryant went for the reach. He did that twice. Bryant didn't take a shot in the first quarter and scored only one point as the Hornets took a commanding 32-23 behind a blistering 81.3-percent shooting effort.

It was the Lakers second unit in the second period that breathed life back into the two-time defending champions. Shannon Brown rattled in his only two baskets of the game, back-to-back threes to get Los Angeles back into the game.

Then Bryant's play pushed the Lakers over the top.

At the 3:32 mark of the second quarter, Bryant zoomed past Ariza at the top of the key, launched off both feet and posterized Okafor with a vicious one-handed dunk. Bryant went on to score 12 in the quarter as the Lakers led at halftime 54-51.

Bryant recorded another electric dunk when he went around the Hornets defense and reared back and threw down a sick lefty smash on Carl Landry. The Lakers started the third quarter making eight of their first 10 shots. They led by as many as 11 in the third and finished the quarter up, 79-72. A 10-2 run to start the final period was all the Lakers needed as they cruised the rest of the way.

QUOTABLE: "It looked like he was going to challenge me at the end. I accepted the challenge."
-- Kobe Bryant on his dunk over Okafor.

QUOTABLE II: "Kobe was awesome. I don't know what else to say...It was surprising. I was shocked to see (the dunk)...when I seen it, I was like whoa."
-- Ron Artest on Bryant's throwdown.

QUOTABLE III: "That's what he does. All this talk about his ankle, did it look like his ankle was hurting? OK then. See that's why I don't even get into all that."
-- Hornets coach Monty Williams on Bryant.

QUOTABLE IV: "It got the crowd going. It seemed to spark him...I think that was a big statement."
-- Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Bryant's dunk.

THE STAT: 20 -- The advantage the Lakers had on second-chance points (22-2).

TURNING POINT: The start of the second quarter was the difference maker. Lamar Odom, who had an off game with 13 points on 12 shots, started the Lakers off with a basket and then Brown made two straight 3-pointers. Matt Barnes had a putback to cap the 10-0 run that put Los Angeles up 33-32 lead. From that point, the Lakers never found themselves down by more than two points.

QUOTABLE V: "We played young. Our legs. Our energy. Hungry. Young people, hungry."
-- Ron Artest on the difference in this game.

QUOTABLE VI: "We feed off of each other for sure. I think he was really trying to be patient, physically...he was really efficient and he played a really smart game...hopefully his foot responds well tonight and tomorrow. Traveling makes injuries tougher."
-- Derek Fisher on Bryant.

HOT: This was a tossup between the Lakers starting five and the play of Ariza and Belinelli. All of the Lakers starters finished in double figures and shot 50 percent or better from the field.

Ariza recorded a standout game, tying his career high in points for the playoffs. A bonus for New Orleans was that Ariza found his touch from deep. He connected on 5-for-8 from distance after shooting 20 percent (2-for-10) in the previous four contests. Belinelli also woke up from his poor play. Coming into Tuesday, he was shooting 29.7 percent from the field in the series. In Game 5, he went 8-for-14 from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range.

NOT: The Hornets bench. Outside of Willie Green, who had eight points, the rest of the bench contributed seven points. The Lakers bench outscored the Hornets' 29-14.

QUOTABLE VII: "We don't have another game to fall back on. This is all or nothing for us."
-- Chris Paul on what could be the end of the Hornets season.

NOTABLE: A lot of press has surrounded Bryant and why he never underwent an MRI after he initially sprained his ankle on Sunday. He shined some light on his decision after the game. "Well, I was moving OK," he said. "I didn't feel like it was broken. And even if it (were) it wouldn't have mattered. I would have played anyway. So it (would have been) a waste of time. I would've had to go all the way up there and do that and then sit in 405 traffic for two hours." ... Once a bad boy of the league, Artest was awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his outstanding service and dedication to the community. His work included promoting awareness of mental health through the raffling of his 2010 Championship ring and appearing before Congress in support of Mental Health In Schools Act. The annual award was voted on by 150 writers from the professional Basketball Writers Association. Artest joins a prestigious circle of previous winners, which include Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and David Robinson. ... Landry, who has been awesome this postseason, had an uncharacteristic game against the Lakers in Game 5. He had just eight points in the game on 3-for-7 shooting. He wasn't in foul trouble either.

UP NEXT: For the Lakers, Thursday @ New Orleans.

Hornets
Lakers
     
    • 49.3%

    • 49.3%

    • 47.6%

    • 38.9%

    • 66.7%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH LAL
Total Rebounds 25 42
Offensive Rebounds 3 15
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 14 6
Biggest Lead: 9 18
Points in the Paint: 30 42
NOH LAL
p Ariza   22 Bryant   19
rb Gray   6 Bynum   10
a Paul   12 2 players   4
s Ariza   3 5 players   1
b 3 players   1 Gasol   3
 
  • 12/29 - LAL 103 @ NOH 88
  • 01/07 - NOH 97 @ LAL 101
  • 02/05 - LAL 101 @ NOH 95
  • 03/27 - NOH 84 @ LAL 102
New Orleans Hornets (46-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 33:13 8-17 5-8 1-1 -13 0 2 2 3 3 3 2 0 1 22
C. Landry F 35:38 3-7 0-0 2-4 -7 2 2 4 2 3 2 3 1 2 8
E. Okafor C 37:41 2-3 0-0 1-4 -7 1 4 5 0 5 2 3 1 1 5
M. Belinelli G 39:05 8-14 3-5 2-2 -14 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 21
C. Paul G 40:42 6-12 1-3 7-8 -7 0 4 4 12 1 1 4 0 2 20
W. Green   15:26 4-7 0-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 8
A. Gray   13:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 6 6 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
J. Jack   14:16 0-3 0-1 1-2 -14 0 2 2 1 2 0 3 0 0 1
J. Smith   08:01 1-2 0-0 0-0 -15 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
Q. Pondexter   01:05 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Ewing Jr.   01:05 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-67 10-21 14-21   3 22 25 21 25 9 17 3 7 90
  49.3% 47.6% 66.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19
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 32:35 4-8 1-3 2-2 +2 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 11
P. Gasol F-C 37:35 6-12 0-0 4-5 +12 2 6 8 4 2 0 3 3 0 16
A. Bynum C 29:16 6-11 0-0 6-7 +7 5 5 10 2 3 0 3 2 1 18
K. Bryant G 28:38 8-13 0-1 3-4 +9 1 1 2 4 3 1 3 0 0 19
D. Fisher G 33:33 5-6 2-3 1-2 +2 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 13
L. Odom   28:46 4-12 1-4 4-4 +13 1 6 7 2 3 1 1 1 0 13
S. Brown   19:22 2-8 2-5 2-2 +7 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
M. Barnes   15:25 1-4 0-1 3-4 +14 4 0 4 1 3 1 2 0 1 5
S. Blake   14:50 1-1 1-1 0-0 +14 0 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 3
T. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-75 7-18 25-30   15 27 42 21 20 5 15 7 3 106
  49.3% 38.9% 83.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 16

inactive

  • Hornets: Andersen, Banks, West
  • Lakers: Caracter, Ebanks, Ratliff

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Lakers: Brown

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #14 Ed Malloy, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:27
New Orleans Hornets (46-37) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Okafor (Gasol gains possession)
  11:44 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:41
[LAL 2-0]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST)  11:28
[NOH 2-2]
 
  11:08
[LAL 4-2]
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  10:51
[NOH 4-4]
 
  10:24 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  10:12
[NOH 7-4]
 
  09:58 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:39  
Okafor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:34  
  09:22 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:20 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Okafor Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:14  
Landry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:59  
  08:48
[LAL 7-7]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Landry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:36
[NOH 9-7]
 
  08:20 Bynum Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  08:09  
  07:59
[LAL 10-9]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Landry Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:39
[NOH 11-10]
 
  07:23
[LAL 12-11]
Gasol Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Ariza Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:02  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:02  
  06:47
[LAL 14-11]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  06:26
[NOH 14-14]
 
  06:12 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  06:06
[NOH 16-14]
 
Ariza Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:46 Team Rebound 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Green  05:46  
  05:46
[LAL 15-16]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed Block: Fisher (1 BLK)  05:36  
  05:34 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:21 Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:14 Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Belinelli Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  05:10
[NOH 18-15]
 
  04:56
[LAL 17-18]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
  04:45 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Landry Substitution replaced by Gray  04:45  
Green Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:39  
Green Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:39  
  04:23 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:21  
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:04
[NOH 20-17]
 
  03:51 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:49 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  03:49
[LAL 19-20]
Bynum Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Team Rebound 
  03:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:39 Gasol Substitution replaced by Odom 
  03:39 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
  03:20 Odom Hook Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:18  
Gray Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST)  03:15  
  03:08 Odom Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:08 Odom Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  02:52
[NOH 23-19]
 
  02:32 Odom Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:31  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:19
[NOH 25-19]
 
Green Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:10  
  01:57 Artest Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gray (1 BLK) 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:56  
  01:56 Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Green Substitution replaced by Jack  01:56  
  01:56 Artest Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  01:45
[NOH 27-19]
 
Gray Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[LAL 20-27]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:30 Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake 
  01:30
[LAL 21-27]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:16 Blake Foul : Personal Block (1 PF) 
  01:16 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:16
[NOH 28-21]
 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Smith  01:16  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:16
[NOH 29-21]
 
  01:01 Gasol Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:00  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.8  
  00:49.8 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:45.4
[LAL 23-29]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  00:36.2
[NOH 31-23]
 
  00:23.9 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:22.8  
  00:00.4 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jack Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.4  
Jack Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:00.4
[NOH 32-23]
 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (46-37) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:32  
  11:24
[LAL 25-32]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST) 
Jack Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:00 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:50
[LAL 28-32]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:39  
  10:29 Barnes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Belinelli (1 ST) 
  10:27 Blake Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Paul Substitution replaced by Ariza  10:27  
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:42 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Barnes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:34
[LAL 31-32]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:24  
Smith Substitution replaced by Landry  09:24  
  09:21 Jump Ball Blake vs Gray (Belinelli gains possession) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Blake (1 ST)  09:08  
  09:02 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Barnes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:35
[LAL 33-32]
Barnes Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:23 Gasol Violation:Kicked Ball 
Gray Substitution replaced by Okafor  08:23  
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Green  08:23  
  08:23 Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST)  08:10
[NOH 34-33]
 
  07:51
[LAL 35-34]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:25  
  07:06 Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:05  
Jack Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:55  
Jack Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:55  
Jack Substitution replaced by Paul  06:55  
  06:42 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Landry (2 ST) 
Green Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  06:34
[NOH 36-35]
 
  06:13 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:11  
  06:11 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  06:11 Barnes Substitution replaced by Artest 
  06:11 Blake Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  06:11
[LAL 36-36]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:56
[NOH 38-36]
 
  05:45
[LAL 38-38]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:14 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Team Rebound 
Green Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:14  
  05:14  
  05:14 Odom Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Green Substitution replaced by Belinelli  05:14  
  05:03 Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (1 AST)  04:43
[NOH 41-38]
 
  04:24 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Okafor Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:21  
  04:21
[LAL 40-41]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:52 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:50
[NOH 43-40]
 
  03:50 Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  03:50
[NOH 44-40]
 
  03:31
[LAL 42-44]
Bryant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
  03:25 Bynum Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:11 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:00
[LAL 44-44]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Paul Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  02:45  
  02:44 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:39
[LAL 46-44]
Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  02:18  
  02:06 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:04  
  01:59 Bryant Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  01:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:59 Gasol Substitution replaced by Odom 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:59
[NOH 45-46]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:59
[NOH 46-46]
 
  01:42
[LAL 48-46]
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:20 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:08 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:07 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:00
[LAL 50-46]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  00:43.9
[NOH 49-50]
 
  00:34.1
[LAL 52-49]
Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:26.4
[NOH 51-52]
 
  00:07.5
[LAL 54-51]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (46-37) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Landry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  11:18
[LAL 57-51]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:43 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK) 
  10:43 Team Rebound 
  10:32
[LAL 59-51]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Okafor Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Landry (2 AST)  10:11
[NOH 53-59]
 
  09:47
[LAL 61-53]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  09:31 Artest Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Paul Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  09:31
[NOH 54-61]
 
  09:22 Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:22  
Team Rebound  09:22  
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:22
[NOH 55-61]
 
  09:06
[LAL 63-55]
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK)  08:43  
Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:42  
Landry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:42  
  08:22
[LAL 65-55]
Bryant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:01 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:48 Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  07:32  
Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:30  
Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  07:28  
  07:27 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:21 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  07:16 Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:16  
Team Rebound  07:16  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:16
[NOH 56-65]
 
  06:58
[LAL 67-56]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  06:46
[NOH 59-67]
 
  06:20 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST)  06:14
[NOH 62-67]
 
  05:51
[LAL 69-62]
Artest Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Landry Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:30
[NOH 64-69]
 
  05:09
[LAL 71-64]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Ariza Foul : Personal Block (3 PF)  04:45  
  04:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:45 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  04:37 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:36  
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  04:15  
Team Rebound  04:15  
Landry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:13  
  04:04 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:03  
  03:58 Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:39  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:39  
  03:17
[LAL 73-64]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
  03:04 Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Green  03:04  
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:04
[NOH 65-73]
 
  03:04 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:44
[LAL 75-65]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray  02:44  
  02:44
[LAL 76-65]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  02:25
[NOH 68-76]
 
  01:59 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:58 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:58  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Paul (11 AST)  01:44
[NOH 71-76]
 
  01:22 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:21  
Landry Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:17  
Landry Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:17  
  01:17 Artest Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Landry Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:07  
  01:07
[LAL 77-71]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:07
[LAL 78-71]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.6 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:52.4 Brown Technical 
Paul Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  00:52.4
[NOH 72-78]
 
Landry Substitution replaced by Jack  00:52.4  
  00:34.9 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:33.8  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.6 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jack Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:23.2  
  00:23.2
[LAL 79-72]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:23.2 Odom Substitution replaced by Blake 
  00:23.2 Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:21.9 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:01.9 Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (46-37) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Gray Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:50  
  11:50 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:50 Team Rebound 
  11:50
[LAL 80-72]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:33 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Green Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:29  
  11:29
[LAL 81-72]
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:29
[LAL 82-72]
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jack Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST)  11:09  
  11:05 Barnes Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  11:05 Barnes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Paul Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:45
[NOH 74-82]
 
  10:23
[LAL 84-74]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:23  
Green Substitution replaced by Belinelli  10:23  
Gray Substitution replaced by Okafor  10:23  
  10:23
[LAL 85-74]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
Team Rebound  10:04  
Paul Substitution replaced by Green  10:03  
Okafor Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  09:55  
  09:41 Brown Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Barnes Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  09:32
[LAL 87-74]
Odom Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Belinelli Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:12 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:00 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Barnes Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  08:56 Barnes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
  08:56 Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:56  
Smith Substitution replaced by Landry  08:56  
  08:56
[LAL 88-74]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:56
[LAL 89-74]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Jack Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:35 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:17 Bynum Foul : Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  08:17 Bynum Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Jack Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO)  08:10  
  07:46 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:45  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:35 Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  07:23 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:22  
  07:22 Barnes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Green Substitution replaced by Paul  07:22  
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:02  
Belinelli Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:59
[NOH 76-89]
 
  06:37
[LAL 92-76]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bynum (2 AST) 
Paul Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:10
[NOH 78-92]
 
Belinelli Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  05:57 Brown Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  05:57 Blake Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  05:57
[LAL 93-78]
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:57 Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:56  
  05:37 Barnes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jack Substitution replaced by Ariza  05:37  
Belinelli Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:37
[NOH 79-93]
 
  05:37 Barnes Substitution replaced by Artest 
Belinelli Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:37
[NOH 80-93]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:16  
  05:16
[LAL 94-80]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:16
[LAL 95-80]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:01 Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:01  
Team Rebound  05:01  
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:01
[NOH 81-95]
 
Belinelli Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:50  
  04:50
[LAL 96-81]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:50
[LAL 97-81]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:29 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:15 Artest Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:15 Artest Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Belinelli Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Paul (12 AST)  03:57
[NOH 83-97]
 
  03:36 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:28  
  03:28
[LAL 98-83]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:28
[LAL 99-83]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  03:14 Bryant Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:14  
Team Rebound  03:14  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (5 PF)  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
  02:59
[LAL 100-83]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:59
[LAL 101-83]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  02:42  
  02:41 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:35 Brown Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:32  
Paul Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  02:15  
  01:57 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST) 
Belinelli Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  01:54
[NOH 85-101]
 
  01:27 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Okafor (2 ST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:08
[NOH 87-101]
 
Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:05  
  01:05 Fisher Substitution replaced by Blake 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Gray  01:05  
Landry Substitution replaced by Green  01:05  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Smith  01:05  
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Pondexter  01:05  
Paul Substitution replaced by Ewing Jr.  01:05  
  01:05
[LAL 102-87]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:05
[LAL 103-87]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ewing Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  00:51.0
[NOH 90-103]
 
  00:36.2
[LAL 106-90]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:02.9 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.9  
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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-- CST Local 10:30 pm ET
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canada TSN national 10:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
3rd Southwest
46
36
5-5
28-13
18-23
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
5-5
30-11
27-14
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
2 players 22.0
2 players 6.7
2 players 11.5
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8
LAL
Bryant 23.3
Bynum 10.3
Fisher 4.3
Gasol 2.3
Fisher 2.0
Lakers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .463 .463
FT% .779 .800
Points 101.5 96.5
Rebounds 44.0 40.8
Assists 22.0 19.2
Steals 7.3 5.8
Blocks 5.1 5.8
3-Point % .352 .367
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Hornets Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .459 .457
FT% .765 .000
Points 94.9 89.3
Rebounds 40.1 33.5
Assists 20.6 20.2
Steals 7.6 7.2
Blocks 4.4 3.0
3-Point % .360 .321
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Artest, Ron 196:03 27-54 7-18 10-12 14 16 30 12 15 5 6 3 2 71
Barnes, Matt 81:51 9-21 2-6 3-6 6 9 15 2 15 6 3 1 1 23
Blake, Steve 75:57 4-10 4-7 0-0 1 7 8 16 7 2 3 0 0 12
Brown, Shannon 97:46 13-33 3-13 6-6 2 11 13 4 3 1 4 1 1 35
Bryant, Kobe 206:04 45-103 7-19 38-46 6 16 22 23 16 9 20 2 5 135
Bynum, Andrew 185:29 35-63 0-0 21-27 24 38 62 4 23 3 13 11 3 91
Fisher, Derek 202:06 20-38 5-9 11-14 1 13 14 19 15 6 6 1 1 56
Gasol, Pau 215:29 28-67 1-2 24-28 14 27 41 22 18 2 11 14 5 81
Johnson, Trey 6:48 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Odom, Lamar 168:54 25-55 4-16 18-24 5 31 36 12 14 1 9 2 0 72
Ratliff, Theo 0:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, Joe 2:40 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Orleans Hornets (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Ariza, Trevor 240:58 35-85 7-21 16-22 7 32 39 20 16 8 7 3 4 93
Belinelli, Marco 172:51 23-63 8-26 4-4 0 5 5 4 12 5 4 0 6 58
Ewing Jr., Patrick 2:05 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Gray, Aaron 86:51 9-13 0-0 3-8 3 18 21 2 13 2 5 2 0 21
Green, Willie 83:30 14-36 2-9 4-7 1 4 5 4 14 2 3 0 1 34
Ilunga-Mbenga, Didier 25:53 2-2 0-0 1-2 2 3 5 1 7 2 1 3 0 5
Jack, Jarrett 111:21 12-34 0-5 11-16 1 14 15 13 4 1 8 1 2 35
Landry, Carl 212:42 31-68 0-0 33-36 11 19 30 6 25 4 12 3 10 95
Okafor, Emeka 187:42 20-31 0-0 4-11 17 16 33 0 28 6 12 6 5 44
Paul, Chris 250:04 42-77 9-19 39-49 3 37 40 69 11 11 22 0 5 132
Pondexter, Quincy 8:30 1-6 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
Smith, Jason 57:33 7-15 0-0 0-0 1 6 7 1 11 2 0 0 1 14

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