Lakers Gameday
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Friday, February 4, 2016 - 5:00PM PT

Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

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Lakers vs. Pelicans

Kobe Bryant scores 27 points with 12 boards to top Anthony Davis' 39 point, 11-rebound performance, 99-96.

Lakers vs. Pelicans (02/04/16)

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Lakers vs. Pelicans

Kobe Bryant scores 27 points with 12 boards to top Anthony Davis' 39 point, 11-rebound performance, 99-96.
Feb 4, 2016  |  02:57

Kobe In The Clutch

Late in the fourth quarter, Kobe Bryant hits the long 3-pointer to give the Lakers the lead.
Feb 4, 2016  |  00:36

Randle Inside

Julius Randle takes the contact and the drive and finishes inside.
Feb 4, 2016  |  00:22

Veteran's Guile

Kobe Bryant works on the baseline and gets inside for two.
Feb 4, 2016  |  00:44

Lakers Fast Break

Off the Pelicans turnover, Kobe Bryant races to the rim and lobs it up for Jordan Clarkson to catch and finish for two.
Feb 4, 2016  |  00:22

Strong Drive

Jordan Clarkson splits the trap and slices inside through traffic for the layup.
Feb 4, 2016  |  00:32

Vintage Kobe

Kobe Bryant backs his defender down and sticks his patented fade-away jumper.
Feb 4, 2016  |  00:41

Resurgent Kobe Bryant leads Lakers past Pelicans, 99-96

Posted by Brett Martel on Feb 4, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, hitting three pivotal 3-pointers in the last six-plus minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second straight, 99-96 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.

Bryant, who scored a season-high 38 points at Minnesota two nights earlier, held his follow-through as his final 3 went through with a minute left to put the Lakers up 98-92, then wagged his index finger as if to say, "Don't doubt me," as he jogged back up court with a good portion of the crowd cheering wildly.

Bryant, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, missed a free throw with 6 seconds left that allowed the Pelicans a chance to tie the game with a 3, but Jrue Holiday's shot missed the rim as time expired.

Anthony Davis had 39 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, but his missed breakaway dunk in the fourth quarter seemed to define the night for New Orleans, which lost its third straight.

The Pelicans missed a couple of dunks among a number of misses from short range. They also missed 12 of 26 free throws.

There were smatterings of purple and gold throughout the stands - only a small minority of it LSU gear. Lakers fans who wanted to honor Bryant in his final season showed up and made themselves heard with cheers that filled the arena each time Bryant checked into the game and when he hit shots. At one point in the first half, an "M-V-P!" chant broke out with Bryant on the foul line.

The cheers that erupted after his late baskets seemed somewhat bizarre, given that they spoiled the home team's frantic attempt to come back from a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit.

Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points for the Lakers, who'd lost 10 straight before beating the Timberwolves and Pelicans this week. D'Angelo Russell added 13 points and Julius Randle 11.

Holiday scored 19 for New Orleans, but missed five of six 3s he attempts as New Orleans went 4-of-20 from deep. Ryan Anderson and Bryce Dejean-Jones each scored 17.

New Orleans missed eight of its first nine shots and trailed 13-2 just four minutes into the game.

Bryant started quickly, making four of his first five shots and scored 11 of his points in the opening quarter.

The Lakers led by 12 when Randle's jumper made it 26-14, but New Orleans stormed into the lead, however briefly, by closing the quarter on a 14-0 run that included five points by Dejean-Jones.

Los Angeles seized control right back in the second quarter, going back up by 12 with a 14-2 run fueled largely by Clarkson's seven points on a jumper, 3 and layup.

Clarkson, who scored 16 of his points in the first half, later added another 3 to give the Lakers their largest lead at 55-42.

Los Angeles led 59-48 at halftime and still led by 10 after a disjointed third quarter characterized by fits and starts by both clubs.

TIP-INS

Lakers: Clarkson has scored at least 10 points in 20 straight games, a career-best streak. ... The Lakers won the only other meeting earlier this season in Los Angeles. A third and final meeting is scheduled in New Orleans on April 8. ... Former LSU standout Brandon Bass, a south Louisiana native, estimated that he'd fulfilled close to 30 ticket requests for friends and family.

Pelicans: G Tyreke Evans missed his fifth straight game with right knee soreness. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he and trainers believe it's better to give Evans continuous rest until he can return at lost to full health rather than have him playing through pain and possibly worsening his condition. ... New Orleans, which had recently won seven of nine, has lost four of six, including two straight at home.

UP NEXT

Lakers: Visit San Antonio on Saturday night.

Pelicans: Visit Cleveland on Saturday night.

Last Game

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Los Angeles Lakers
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Minnesota Timberwolves
119
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Upcoming Games

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Los Angeles Lakers
AT
San Antonio SPurs
Monday, February 8, 2016
Los Angeles Lakers
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Indiana Pacers

Injury Report

Lakers

  • Tarik Black (sore left foot) is probable.
  • Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) is probable.
  • Larry Nance Jr. (sore right knee) is out.

Pelicans

  • Quincy Pondexter (left knee) is out.
  • Eric Gordon (fractured right ring finger) is out.
  • Tyreke Evans (right knee) is doubtful.

Game Notes

All-Time Series Notes: The Lakers lost the 2013-14 season series to New Orleans 1-2, after sweeping the previous three season series (11 games straight, including overcoming a 25-point deficit and scoring 20 unanswered points to close the game March 6, 2013 in New Orleans) … It was only the second series loss in franchise history (2006-07) … The Lakers are 16-7 all-time against New Orleans at STAPLES Center in the regular season ... Since the Pelicans move to New Orleans from Charlotte prior to the 2002-03 season, the Lakers have gone 13-6 at New Orleans Arena while going 0-2 at Ford Center in Oklahoma City during their temporary relocation from 2005-07... In 2006, the Lakers and Pelicans took part in the city of New Orleans’ first professional sports game following Hurricane Katrina when they met at the New Orleans Arena March 8, 2006 … The Lakers won that contest 113-107 behind 40 points from Kobe Bryant … In 2006-07, Bryant scored a series record 50 points 3/23/07, becoming just the second player in NBA history to score 50+ points in four consecutive games ... The Lakers and Pelicans met for the first time in the playoffs in 2010-11 with Los Angeles taking the First Round series 4-2.

Connections: Lakers G Kobe Bryant and Pelicans F/C Anthony Davis won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as teammates on the United States men’s basketball team … Lakers Head Coach Byron Scott coached New Orleans from 2004 to 2009 … Lakers Assistant Coach Paul Pressey served as an assistant for New Orleans from 2007-10 … Scott coached Pelicans F Alonzo Gee on the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010-2013 … Lakers Assistant Coach Jim Eyen coached Pelicans G Tyreke Evans when he held the same position in Sacramento from 2009-2013 … Lakers F/G Nick Young was teammates with Gee on the Washington Wizards in 2009 and 2010 … Young (2012-13) and Lakers G Lou Williams (2009-12) were teammates with Pelicans G Jrue Holiday on the Philadelphia 76ers … Pelicans Assistant Coach Robert Pack coached Young while serving as an assistant coach on the Los Angeles Clippers staff in 2012 … Pack played under Scott in New Jersey in 2003-04 … Pack also played collegiately at USC from 1989-91 … Lakers F Brandon Bass played for New Orleans from 2005-2007 and attended LSU from 2003-05 … Bass was teammates with Pelicans F Ryan Anderson on the Orlando Magic from 2009-2011 … Bass and Lakers C Robert Sacre were born in Baton Rouge, LA, and Bass went on to play at Capitol High School … Pelicans G Eric Gordon made his NBA debut against the Lakers on October 29th, 2008 … Holiday attended high school at Campbell Hall in Studio City, CA and played his lone collegiate season (2008-09) at UCLA … Pelicans G Bryce Dejean-Jones was born in Los Angeles and played basketball at William Howard Taft High School before playing one season (2010-11) at USC … Pelicans Assistant Coach Randy Ayers coached Young from 2007-09 as an assistant with the Wizards … Ayers also coached Williams during the 2009-10 season as an assistant with the 76ers

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