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Box Score Los Angeles Lakers 20 21 24 22 87
Play by Play Los Angeles Clippers 18 25 28 15 86

Lakers beat Clippers 87-86 on Fisher's layup

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Derek Fisher hit a layup at the buzzer to give the Los Angeles Lakers an 87-86 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night after the two-time defending NBA champions trailed for most of the second half.

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points, Shannon Brown added 16 and Pau Gasol had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who ended a three-game road losing streak as the visiting team in their own building.

Eric Gordon scored 24 points, Blake Griffin had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe had 11 points and DeAndre Jordan 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who blew a 12-point lead in the third quarter.

Fisher dribbled into the paint and scored, capping a wild final 41 seconds. Bryant's fast-break running jumper drew the Lakers to 84-83 and his 19-footer put them ahead by one with 22 seconds to go.

The Lakers scored on two consecutive turnovers by Gordon before he found Jordan in the paint for a dunk that put the Clippers in front 86-85 with 15 seconds left.

But the Clippers were denied just their sixth win of the season when Fisher, the wily clutch shooter of so many NBA finals, found his way into the paint for the winning basket in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.

Lamar Odom finished with eight points before fouling out with 1:14 to play.

The Clippers played without Chris Kaman and Randy Foye. Baron Davis came off the bench despite a bad left hamstring. The Lakers were without Andrew Bynum, who is expected to return during their upcoming six-game road trip.

Bryant scored the Lakers' first five points of the third before the Clippers took over.

They used a 23-8 run to take a 66-54 lead, with Griffin showing off a variety of moves, including a jump hook and a fast-break dunk. The Lakers repeatedly missed from 3-point range, with their only success a 3 by Bryant from 26 feet that drew ahhs from the crowd.

With the Lakers' offense in oblivion, Brown rescued them by scoring their final 11 points. Nine of those came on 3-pointers, including a heave from behind the half-court line at the buzzer that sailed cleanly into the net and left them trailing 71-65.

With Odom guarding him, Griffin had a couple of highlight dunks in the first half, when he was limited to four points and five rebounds at a time when he usually has double-digit points and rebounds.

The teams played evenly in the first half, when the Lakers' largest lead was eight before the Clippers led 43-41 at the break. The Clippers didn't take their first lead until 25 seconds were left in the second quarter when Bledsoe hit a pair of free throws to cap a 7-0 run that ended the half.

Notes: Lakers F Derrick Caracter sprained his left ankle in the first quarter and didn't return. … Clippers F Brian Cook sat out the final game of his two-game suspension for a flagrant foul against Portland on Sunday. … Gordon extended his streak of scoring 20 or more points to a career-high 10 games. … The crowd of 19,614 was the Clippers' first sellout of the season. … Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley sat courtside.

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58 Feet covered through the air by Shannon Brown's heave to close the third quarter. It swished home, capping his personal run of 11 points in the final three-plus minutes of the period when the Lakers really needed a bench boost. Brown made all four of his field goals, including three triples, to cut the Clips lead from 12 to six heading into the fourth, and Phil Jackson specifically mentioned the shot's impact on his team's energy down the stretch.

30 Minutes played by Kobe Bryant, an uncommon fact in a close game. Phil Jackson let the bench unit ride as his Killer B's were playing well early in the fourth quarter, and the extra rest seemed to do Bryant good as he buried back-to-back tough shots in the final two minutes.

24 Points scored by Bryant and Eric Gordon to lead their respective teams. Bryant was highly efficient, making 9-of-15 shots, and added four assists on the evening.

13 The Clippers advantage on the glass, 52-39, signifying which team had the younger, fresher legs. Both Griffin and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 11 rebounds, including seven offensive as the red and blue team totaled 13 offensive boards to L.A.'s six.

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Points Bryant 24, 9-15 FG
Rebounds Gasol 10, 1 OFF 9 DEF
Assists Gasol 5
Steals Artest 4
Blocks Artest, Barnes 1


Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson
Re: Ron Artest's Defense

"Ron has the ability to get steals in critical situations and he certainly did. He made a couple of great plays. He also did a very good job on Blake, probably a better job than Lamar."

Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson
Re: Momentum

I think the momentum that Shannon Brown's shot provided us at the end of the third quarter was kind of an energy boost we really needed. We were kind of lagging. Pau [Gasol] had his head down and Lamar [Odom] looked like he was frustrated out there, so it really kind of picked us up."

Laker Forward Ron Artest
Re: The play of the Clippers

"It was just how the game went. The guys just tried hard. The Clippers have a really good team, I really like them. The more they work, and get a little more experience, they are going to be a tough team to beat."

Laker Guard Shannon Brown
Re: Half Court Shot

"It looked good out of my hand. I tried to shoot it with the best form I possibly could."

Laker Guard Kobe Bryant
Re: Fisher's Game Winner

"It wasn't a pick play. I was just standing at the top of the key. My man [Derek Fisher] had to take it."

Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro
Re: Difficulty of beating NBA Champions

"They have so many weapons. They're trying to go to Kobe Bryant at the end. I thought Eric Bledsoe did a good job there. Derek Fisher just made a really good play. We caught them on a back-to-back. They jumped on us early then we got our composure a little bit. Those turnovers at the end hurt, we can't give teams, especially the Lakers, something like that."

Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro
Re: Clippers Defense on game-winning play

"Obviously you're trying to deny Kobe Bryant the ball as best you can. They were in their line, you knew he was going to pop out. He was actually a little bit open; I think he was surprised he didn't get it. They threw it out to Fisher, Fisher went left and he hit a little floater there. I'd rather Derek Fisher make that shot then let Kobe get going and jump over you. "

Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro
Re: Recovering from tough loss

"No one is going to feel sorry for you. You have to keep fighting, battling, and improving. These games are good for all these young guys. It's obviously a lot better and easier if we could have pulled it out but we didn't. I give the guys a lot credit for hanging in there and fighting but we have to do a better job of executing down the stretch. "

Clippers Guard Eric Bledsoe
Re: Derek Fisher's game winning shot

"It was a tough shot. That's what he's there for. He has been doing it for years for them. It wasn't the first time he has done it and I am sure it won't be the last."

Clippers Guard Eric Bledsoe
Re: Clippers play vs. the Lakers

"We played all the way through. We didn't just play the first quarter or the third quarter. We played every possession like it mattered. We had a vibe in the huddle and everybody was confident."

Clippers Guard Eric Gordon
Re: Taking care of the basketball

"We made too many careless turnovers. That is what it came down to. We were right there through the whole game. We executed our plays, but we need to take care of possessions. There will be ups and downs through the whole game, but in crunch time we made a couple of bad plays and that is what gave them a chance."

Clippers Forward Blake Griffin
Re: Clippers loss to the Lakers

"You learn from every game. The important thing is taking what you learned and putting it to good use. The little mistakes can kill you in this game."



Following four consecutive losses, the Los Angeles Lakers have beaten two of the league's lightweights to get back on track heading into a seven-game road trip.

Their first stop won't take them far.

The Lakers will be visitors Wednesday night at Staples Center as one of the NBA's most imposing front lines gets its first look at star rookie Blake Griffin and the suddenly improving Clippers.

The Lakers (15-6) didn't crack triple digits during their longest skid since April 2007, but Kobe Bryant and his teammates picked it up offensively to stop their slide. The Lakers shot 56.6 percent in a 113-80 win over Sacramento on Friday, then Bryant, Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol combined for 77 points in a 115-108 victory against Washington on Tuesday.

It wasn't all easy, however. The Lakers let the Wizards get within three after leading by as many as 19.

"When we focus, we've been really good this year," Gasol said. "But when we lose that focus, teams have been able to sneak up on us and give us trouble."

Blown lead or not, Gasol's performance should have the Lakers riding high. He finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and five blocks - the type of dominant performance he was routinely turning in during the team's 13-2 start.

He'd averaged just 14.6 points in the past five games while dealing with a strained hamstring and complaining of fatigue.

The Lakers won't get a whole lot of rest during a seven-game trip over 12 days, but they are expected to welcome injured center Andrew Bynum back during it.

That's good news for Gasol and Odom and bad news for opponents, who have watched the Lakers score 47.0 points per game in the paint - second-best in the league.

Just a half-point behind the Lakers' paint production are the Clippers (5-17), who have Griffin largely to thank for their surprising interior effectiveness.

The No. 1 pick of the 2009 draft was supposed to make his NBA debut against the Lakers in October 2009, but Griffin's arrival - and eventually his entire season - was wiped out because of a fractured left kneecap.

Considering he's averaged 25.6 points and 13.6 rebounds while posting nine consecutive double-doubles Griffin appears to be fully recovered. With 15 double-doubles, he's one behind Gasol and Minnesota's Kevin Love for the NBA lead.

Griffin's surge has turned the Clippers from the league's worst team into one that looks capable of playing with anyone. They're 4-4 in their last eight games after a 98-91 win over Sacramento on Monday, their fourth victory in five home games.

"Are we where we need to be? Of course not. Am I happy where we're at? No," first-year coach Vinny Del Negro told the team's official website. "But I am optimistic in the sense of where we are mentally, where we are confidence-wise, and how hard the guys are working."

The Clippers, however, will be short-handed Wednesday. Two games after returning from a left ankle sprain that cost him 11 games, center Chris Kamanreinjured the ankle Sunday and could be out for another extended period.

Former Laker Brian Cook, meanwhile, is serving the second of a two-game suspension for his altercation with Portland's Andre Miller, while guard Baron Davisis a game-time decision with a hamstring injury.

The teams split four meetings last season, with each team winning as the home team.

The Clippers are 1-10 when Eric Gordon scores fewer than 27 points. He's averaged 14.0 in seven career games versus the Lakers.

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Lakers Andrew Bynum (right knee surgery) is out.
Lamar Odom
(sore right foot) is probable.
Pau Gasol
(strained left hamstring) is probable.
Theo Ratliff
(sore left knee) is out.

Mavs Chris Kaman (sprained left ankle) is day-to-day.
Baron Davis (sore left hamstring) is questionable.
Randy Foye (strained left hamstring) is out.

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03/25 - LAC @ LAL

The Clippers have only five wins this season but three of them have come against top tier teams (OKC, New Orleans, San Antonio). They were just starting to get some of their veterans healthy but Kaman re-injured his ankle a couple games ago at Portland and Baron Davis had his hamstring tighten up in their last game. The status of both will be determined later today. The Clippers have been starting three rookies (Bledsoe, Aminu, Griffin) and two third year men (Gordon & Jordan). They are playing their best basketball of the season recently and Griffin & Gordon have been playing at a very high level. Gordon has attempted 127 free throws in the last 12 games which shows the aggressive way he is attacking the basket. Griffin is simply the most athletic, aggressive big man in the game right now and they will look to throw him lobs whenever possible. This game is a back to back for us and technically starts our seven game road trip that continues in Chicago on Friday.

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The Lakers split last season's series with the Clippers 2-2 after having swept the previous two season series with the Clippers. The two teams have met 185 times overall and on 119 occasions since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles. The Lakers lead the all-time series 138-47 (92-27 vs. LAC). Overall, the Lakers have lost just two season series in franchise history (1992-93 & 1974-75) to the Clippers. The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Clippers. At home against the Clippers, the Lakers are 18-4 all-time at STAPLES Center and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 home contests. On the road against the Clippers, the Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games as a visitor at STAPLES Center. Under head coach Phil Jackson, the Lakers are 31-9 versus the Clippers. For the third time in the last three years, the Lakers established a new largest margin of victory against the Clippers since they moved from San Diego to Los Angeles prior to the 1984-85 season, defeating the Clippers by 40 points (126-86) on 1/15/10. (previous largest margin of victories were 38 (117-79, 10/29/09) and 37 (119-82, 3/7/08). In their meeting on January 21, 2009, Andrew Bynum recorded a career-high 42 points while becoming the first Lakers player other than Kobe Bryant to record 40-plus points since 2003. In addition, Bryant posted his 16th career triple-double in that game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. In 53 career games versus the Clippers (45 starts), Bryant is averaging 25.1 points. Additionally, Bryant has posted two 50-point games against the Clippers, most recently 4/12/07 vs. LAC (other: 50 points 1/7/06 @ LAC). With the departures of Elton Brand and Corey Maggette prior to the 2008-09 campaign, no Clippers remain from Lamar Odom's time with the team (1999-03). Odom averaged 15.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists in four seasons with the Clippers. Also, Lakers guard Steve Blake recorded his first career triple-double (23 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) as a member of the Clippers (4/14/10) in last year's season finale against the Lakers. Blake averaged 6.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 29 games (10 starts) with the Clippers last season.

With 22 points against the Kings (12/3/10), Kobe Bryant (26,351) moved within 44 points of John Havlicek (26,395) for 11th on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Should he continue to score anywhere near his current pace (26.7 ppg), Bryant would move to 6th on the all-time list by season's end. Next on the all-time list ahead of Bryant and Havlicek are Dominique Wilkins (10th/26,668), Oscar Robertson (9th/26,710), Hakeem Olajuwon (8th/26,946), Elvin Hayes (7th/27,313) and Moses Malone (6th/27,409).

Bryant has been steadily moving up the list over the past few years and last season alone, passed Alex English (25,613), Reggie Miller (25,279), Jerry West (25,192), Patrick Ewing (24,815) and Allen Iverson (24,368). In passing West with a slam dunk at the 4:14 mark of the third quarter February 1, 2010 at Memphis, finishing the game with 44 points (West's retired number), Bryant became the leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. In 2008-09, Bryant passed Hall-of-Famers Charles Barkley (23,757), Robert Parish (23,334), Adrian Dantley (23,177), Elgin Baylor (23,149), Clyde Drexler (22,195), Gary Payton (21,813) and Larry Bird (21,791).


With his 29th point February 1, 2010 at Memphis, Kobe Bryant surpassed Jerry West as the Lakers all-time leading scorer. Additionally, having scored all his points with the Lakers, Bryant moved to sixth on the NBA's franchise career points list. On February 24, 2010 at Dallas, Bryant moved past Reggie Miller (25,279) for 5th on this list. To date, only four players in league history have scored more points for a single franchise than Bryant.


Entering the Lakers game tonight against the Clippers, Derek Fisher has played in 434 consecutive regular season games dating back to April 15, 2005, the longest consecutive games streak among all active NBA players. Fisher moved into the top position after Portland's Andre Miller (632) missed the Blazers game against Phoenix (12/7/10) due to NBA suspension. Additionally, Fisher has started 312 consecutive regular season games dating back to January 15, 2007, tops among all active players by more than a season's worth of games (2nd – Luis Scola). Former Laker A.C. Green holds the NBA record for most consecutive games played with 1,192 dating from 11/19/86 – 4/18/01 while a member of the Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat.

With their 115-108 victory over Washington on December 7th, the Lakers recorded their FOURTH wire-to-wire win of the season. The Lakers other wire-to-wire victories came against the Warriors (10/31 vs. GS, 11/21 vs. GS) and Grizzlies (11/2 vs. MEM). Last year, the Lakers claimed NINE wire-to-wire victories (games in which they never trailed); seven during the regular season and two during the 2010 Playoffs (4/18 & 4/27 vs. Oklahoma City). During their previous championship run in 2008-09, the Lakers claimed 11 wire-to-wire victories; nine during the regular season and two during the 2009 Playoffs (4/29 vs. Utah & 5/17 vs. Houston). Last season, the Lakers also lost twice in wire-to-wire fashion (98-107 1/8/10 @ POR and 75-91 3/26/10 @ OKC).

Wednesday's game is the 2nd of a back-to-back set with the Wizards and Clippers. This season, the Lakers are 3-1 in the first game and 2-1 in the second game of back- to-backs. On the year, the Lakers will play 15 sets of back-to-back games as opposed to the 20 they faced a season ago. The only other time the Lakers have played 15 or fewer sets of back-to-backs came in the team's first ever NBA season (1948-49) when they also played 15 sets of back-to-backs. Chicago, Milwaukee and Atlanta lead the league with 23 back-to-backs each in 2010-11 while Oklahoma City (17), Phoenix (16) and the Lakers (15) will play the fewest sets this season.


Road/Road: 16-8 First Game: 7-5
Second Game: 9-3
The Lakers ended their first 4-game losing streak since April of '07 with a 113-80 victory over Sacramento (12/3/10). It's the second-largest margin of victory to end a losing streak of at least four games the Lakers have ever had. The Lakers ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Hawks by 46 points on January 9, 2004 (113-67).*

With 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists while shooting 10-for-10 from the field and 8-for-8 from the free throw line, Pau Gasol became just the third player in the NBA's shot clock era to record a perfect shooting night from the field and the line with at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. The only other players to accomplish this rare feat are Gary Payton in January of 1995 (32 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists (14-14 FG, 3-3 FT)) and Charles Barkley in March of 1989 (31 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists (10-10 FG, 9-9 FT)). Additionally, Gasol became the fifth Laker in franchise history to convert at least 10 field goals without a miss in a single game and the first to do so since Byron Scott went 10-for-10 2/26/86 at Dallas. Wilt Chamberlain converted a franchise record 14-of-14 field goals without a miss 3/11/69 vs. Detroit with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (11-11 FG twice) and Mitch Kupchak (11-11 FG) rounding out the list.

With 41 points November 28th versus Indiana, Kobe Bryant scored 40+ points for the 105th time (regular season) in his NBA career. Bryant last topped the 40-point mark in the regular season back on February 1, 2010 at Memphis when he scored 44 points while passing Jerry West to become the Lakers all-time leading scorer. Last season, Bryant eclipsed the 40-point mark eight times, with the Lakers going 7-1 in those games. In the history of the NBA, only two players have more career 40-point games: Wilt Chamberlain (271) and Michael Jordan (173). The Lakers are now 72-33 all-time in games that Bryant scores 40+ points. Bryant holds the Lakers franchise record for 40- point games in a single season, recording 27 during the 2005-06 campaign. Bryant also holds the franchise record for most consecutive 40-point games (9), established during the 2002-03 season. Only Wilt Chamberlain (14 twice, 10 once) has had longer consecutive 40-point game streaks in league history than Bryant.
In the Lakers victory 11/17 at Detroit, Kobe Bryant scored 33 points despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. The 33 points are the most Bryant has scored in a game in which he did not play the fourth quarter or overtime since 2/23/07 against the Celtics. In that contest, Bryant scored 38 points before sitting out the entire fourth. The most points Bryant has scored in a game in which he did not play the fourth came 12/20/05 when he posted 62 points in 33 minutes vs. Dallas (18-31 FG, 22-25 FT). Bryant established a franchise record for points in a quarter with 30 in the third of that contest, single-handedly outscoring the entire Mavericks team 62-61 through three quarters.*

In the Lakers 112-95 victory 11/19 at Minnesota, Matt Barnes came off the bench to score 24 points on a perfect night from the field and free-throw line (7-7 FG, 5-5 3FG, 5-5 FT). Since the NBA instituted the three-point shot prior to the 1979-80 season, only two other bench players have been perfect from the free-throw line and from three- point range with at least five attempts in each category in the same game. New Jersey's Bostjan Nachbar shot 6-for-6 from three-point range and 5-for-5 from the free- throw line on 4/15/07 and Craig Ehlo shot 5-for-5 from three-point range and 7-for-7 from the charity stripe for Atlanta on 1/30/96.*

With 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists 11/19 at Minnesota on a perfect 7-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line, Matt Barnes joined Charles Barkley as the only other player in NBA history to post a minimum 20-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist night while not missing a single shot, with a minimum of 5 field goal attempts AND 5 free throw attempts. Barkley posted 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists on a perfect 10-of-10 from the field and 9-of-9 from the free throw line in a 135-122 victory over the Spurs back on March 24, 1989 with the 76ers. Ironically, just one game later, Pau Gasol became the third player in NBA history to do so, posting 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists on 10-of-10 shooting from the field and 8-of-8 shooting from the foul line in the Lakers victory 11/21 vs. Golden State.*

In their 116-121 loss to Phoenix on November 14th, the Lakers and Suns combined for 31 three-point field goals on the night, one shy of the NBA record of 32 established by Phoenix (18) at Seattle (14) in double overtime on January 22, 2006. The combined total marks the 8th time in NBA history that two teams have combined for 31 three- point field goals and just the 6th that two teams did so in a non-overtime game. It is the 3rd time the Lakers have been involved in combining for 31 three-point field goals, also doing so 3/30/08 (Lakers (14), Washington (17) – overtime) and 12/17/06 (Lakers (19), Washington (12) – overtime). Additionally, the Suns total of 22 three-point field goals made was one shy of the NBA record of 23 established by the Orlando Magic 1/13/09 at Sacramento. In addition to breaking their own franchise record of 20 three- point field goals made, Phoenix eclipsed the Lakers opponent franchise record of 19 three-point field goals made, also established by the Suns in April of 2005.

With his 17th point November 11th at Denver, Kobe Bryant reached 26,000 for his career. In doing so, Bryant became the youngest to do so in NBA history (32 years, 80 days), surpassing Wilt Chamberlain (32 years, 114 days) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33 years, 331 days). Additionally, Bryant became the 12th player in NBA history to score 26,000 points and the 8th fastest to do so (1,030) in terms of games, behind Shaquille O'Neal (1,022). Wilt Chamberlain was the fastest to reach 26,000, doing so in 734 games. Among the remaining top five scorers in NBA history (Chamberlain and O'Neal already mentioned), Michael Jordan reached 26,000 points in 815 games, Abdul-Jabbar in 925 games and Karl Malone in 997 games.

Last season, with a free throw at the three minute mark of the 2nd quarter January 21st at Cleveland, Kobe Bryant scored his 25,000th career point, becoming the 15th NBA player in league history to do so as well as the youngest ever to reach the milestone at 31 years and 151 days of age. Bryant surpassed Wilt Chamberlain (31 years, 186 days) in terms of youngest to 25,000, with Karl Malone (33 years, 228 days) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33 years, 249 days) 3rd and 4th respectively. In terms of games, Bryant (989 games) became the 9th fastest to 25,000 career points, behind Dominique Wilkins (960). Chamberlain was the fastest to reach 25,000 (691 games).

The youngest player in league history to accumulate 16,000 – 20,000 and 23,000 – 25,000 points, Bryant was the 22nd fastest to 16,000, 20th fastest to 17,000, 16th fastest to 18,000, 15th fastest to 19,000, 15th fastest to 20,000, 12th fastest to 21,000, 12th fastest to 22,000, 11th fastest to 23,000, 9th fastest to 24,000 and 9th fastest to 25,000 points in terms of games.

In first quarter of the Lakers November 3rd victory at Sacramento, Kobe Bryant passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (37,492) for first on the Lakers all-time minutes played list (regular season). Additionally, in the first quarter of the Lakers November 5th victory over Toronto, Bryant passed Jerry West (9,016 FGM) for 2nd on the franchise's all- time field goals made list (regular season). Abdul-Jabbar ranks 1st in franchise history with 9,935 field goals made. In all, Bryant now ranks 1st or 2nd on the Lakers all- time list in points (1st), games (2nd), minutes (1st), steals (2nd), field goals made & attempted (2nd), free throws made & attempted (2nd), 3-point field goals made & attempted (1st) and free throw % (2nd).

With 17 points 11/2 vs. Memphis, Lamar Odom recorded his 11,000th career point, becoming just the 29th player in NBA history to reach 11,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists and the 10th fastest to do so in terms of games. Only Larry Bird (527 games), Chris Webber (667 games), Kevin Garnett (681 games), Oscar Robertson (688 games), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (691 games), Wilt Chamberlain (691 games), Elgin Baylor (716 games) Alvan Adams (718 games) and Bill Russell (746 games) reached those totals faster than Odom, who did so in 751 career games.

Over the first five games of the season, Lamar Odom shot 35-for-50 (.700) from the field, ranking first in the NBA. The last player to shoot 70% from the field through the first five games of a season (min. 50 FGA) was Charles Barkley, who shot 43-for-60 (.716) over the first five games of the 1991-92 season. The only other time a Lakers player did so was Wilt Chamberlain, who shot 49-of-70 (.700) over the first five games of the 1968-69 season.

With 30 points from Pau Gasol and 23 points from Kobe Bryant in the Lakers November 5th victory over Toronto, the two became the first pair of teammates to both score at least 20 points in each of their team's first six games of a season since Larry Kenon and George Gervin did so over the first seven games for the 1979-80 San Antonio Spurs. Bryant and Gasol are the first pair of Lakers to do so since Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West scored 20+ points each in their first six games of the 1970-71 season.

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