Indiana Pacers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
It's official, the Pacers outlasted the Lakers in one of the worst offensive performances of the season, to the tune of 79-77.
Kobe Bryant did all he could, dropping 40 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds and turning the ball over 10 times.
The rest of the Lakers team dropped 37 points on an atrocious 12 of 48 shooting performance (25.0 FG%).
The Pacers were led by George Hill and his 19 points, two of which dropped through the net with 0.1 seconds remaining to give the Pacers the win.
Things certainly aren't going the way Lakers fans thought they would since Mike D'Antoni's arrival in Los Angeles. Maybe it is time to try and move Pau Gasol, who went for 10 points on 2 of 9 shooting from the field.
Next up for the Lake Show are the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. Next on the slate for the Pacers is a matchup with the struggling Sacramento Kings.
Stats of the night:
-Neither team breaks 80 points
-Kobe goes for 40-plus for the 114th time in his career
-George Hill with 19 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and a Game Winner
-Kobe with a triple-double of 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 turnovers
Pacers 79, Lakers 77
WHAT A SHOT by George Hill to win it for the Pacers, and what terrible defense by Pau Gasol on that pick-and-roll.
Pacers 79, Lakers 77—0.1 remaining in the 4th quarter
Kobe's 40 points mean nothing tonight, as the Lakers let him down to throw this one away to the Pacers.
I'm pretty sure the Pacers are wishing they just fouled Kobe on that one, before he had a chance to do what he just did.
Long, three-ball to tie things up at 77 a piece, giving Kobe 40 points on the night.
Lakers 77, Pacers 77—0:24 remaining in the 4th quarter.
Kobe moves to third all-time in 40 point games, behind Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan. Not bad company to be in.
The Lakers are absolutely atrocious from the line tonight. They don't deserve to win this one.
21-43 from the line for 48.8 percent.
Pacers 77, Lakers 74—0:29 remaining in the 4th quarter
Pacers take the lead again, with a David West free throw.
Pacers wisely send Dwight "Headband" Howard to the line to earn his points the hard way.
Pacers 76, Lakers 75—58.2 remaining in the 4th quarter
Kobe Bryant with another turnover, that gives him 10 tonight, by stepping out of bounds.
If Kobe can get two rebounds, he'll have a triple-double, with points, rebounds and turnovers.
Lakers 74, Pacers 74—1:45 remaining in the 4th quarter
That right there is why the Pacers are struggling. With 13 seconds on the shot-clock, Lance Stephenson jacks up a long, long three-ball that ends with a Dwight Howard dunk on the other end.
Lakers 74, Pacers 74—2:04 remaining in the 4th quarter
Antawn Jamison gets Laker broadcast "Sub Of Game" by default. He has 3 pts, accounting for 60% of Laker bench scoring.— J.A. Adande (@jadande) November 28, 2012
Both teams have had some ugly possessions coming out of timeouts tonight.
Coaches can't be very happy with that.
Pacers 74, Lakers 72—2:27 remaining in the 4th quarter as Roy Hibbert hits the bench with his 6th personal foul.
Not sure Chris Duhon is the guy you want jacking up three balls down 6 points with 3:30 left in the game. There's a guy named Kobe Bryant who has that in his job title.
Pacers 74, Lakers 70—3:18 remaining in the 4th quarter
Pau Gasol comes on and scores four points in about 30 seconds. Where was that all night big man?
Sure, Kobe Bryant has 35 points. But he's shooting 38.6 percent.
I guess that's impressive when the rest of the team is shooting 23.9 percent (11-46)
Pacers 74, Lakers 66—4:31 remaining in the 4th quarter
A five-point deficit in this one, is like a 20-point deficit in a normal game. It's almost insurmountable when you're shooting 29.6 percent from the field.
Pacers 71, Lakers 66—5:26 remaining in the 4th quarter
Mike D'Antoni doesn't look all that pleased. Courtesy of @jaadande
Howard just picked up his 5th personal foul on a very clean strip of Ian Mahinmi.
Pacers 69, Lakers 66—6:04 remaining in the 4th quarter
Howard heads to the bench and Gasol takes his place.
Check out the Lake Show's scoring breakdown:
Kobe - 35
D12 - 15
Gasol - 6
MWP - 4
Antawn Jamison - 3
Jordan Hill - 3
Morris - 1
Pacers 67, Lakers 66—6:40 remaining in the 4th quarter
Maybe the sports equipment managers didn't line up the baskets right tonight. I mean there has to be a reason why the Pacers and Lakers look like high school teams tonight.
Pacers 65, Lakers 63—7:40 remaining in the 4th quarter
Kobe 32, rest of Lakers 30. IND 65 LAL 62 In 4Q. Yes, 4Q— J.A. Adande (@jadande) November 28, 2012
Both teams aren't really getting defensive stops tonight. Instead, they're both just relying on the other team to miss wide-open shots.
Pacers 65, Lakers 62—8:40 remaining in the 4th quarter
At this rate, the Lakers would need 4 OTs to get over 100.
Lakers are shooting 31.3 % from the field with 9:42 left in the 4th. The big question is whether they'll finish the game shooting over 30 percent.
Pacers 65, Lakers 59—9:31 remaining in the 4th
I'm surprised there aren't more turnovers than points tonight. This game has been a battle of runs and of terrible offense.
Pacers 63, Lakers 57—10:52 remaining in the 4th quarter
I think it's a battle to 80 tonight. Whoever gets there first is winning this one.
Kobe Bryant has 27 of the Lakers 55 points. It's amazing the Lakers even have 55 points.
Pacers 61, Lakers 55—0:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Tyler Hansbrough really needs to learn how to get a pass and immediately go up with it. I swear he is one of the most blocked players in the NBA because he double-clutches like it's his job.
Pacers 56, Lakers 52—1:26 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Wow, shocking move by the refs on that one. They call a "t" as the Pacers are in transition with 3 on 1. That's a shame.
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