Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Live Score, Results, Game Highlights
The Lakers got their second-straight win, with a 111-98 beat down of the Philadelphia 76ers.
While it's just one victory, it's a step in the right direction of finding out how to put together a championship-caliber team for the Lake Show.
The Lakers are streaking! With a 111-98 win over the 76ers, the Lakers get their second-straight victory.
The 76ers were doomed from the start, when the Lakers began with a serious offensive explosion in the first half, just the way that Mike D'Antoni wants them to do.
It turns out that winning with offense, rather than defense can work for the Lakers. Well, at least it works against average NBA teams.
The Lakers put up 34 three pointers and made 14 of them, 10 of those coming in the first half. The 76ers on the other hand made 10, six of which were made by Nick "Swaggy P" Young.
Nick Young ended the game with 30 points on 12-22 shooting from the field, and 6-11 from beyond the arc.
Kobe Bryant led the way for the Lakers, with an impressive 34 points on 12-21 shooting on the night.
If the Lakers can continue to improve on their defense, they can make nights like this a habit. Beating the 76ers is a good way for the Lakers to get on the right path.
I hope this fan knew ahead of time that Steve Nash wasn't going to be playing tonight.
Lakers 107, 76ers 89—2:30 remaining in the 4th quarter
Kobe became 3rd player in NBA history to score at least 30 in 5 straight games over the age of 34 last game (Kareem, MJ). Make it 6 games.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 17, 2012
This Lakers team is definitely coached by Mike D'Antoni. They're up by 15 points with 4:30 left in the game and they are still shooting in the first 10 seconds of the shot clock.
Kobe knocks down a three ball to give himself 34 points on the night.
Lakers 105, 76ers 89—3:13 remaining in the 4th quarter
Chris Duhon just drained his 3rd triple in the 2nd half ... he has all 3 LAL makes since halftime. Puts lead at 15 (100-85).— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 17, 2012
Lakers were 10-15 shooting from the three-point land in the first half.
With around five minutes left in the game, they are now shooting 13-31 from beyond the arc. Rough end for the Lakers. Good news is that it doesn't matter because of their hot start.
Lakers 100, 76ers 85—5:15 remaining in the 4th quarter
Dwight Howard is getting BEAT UP in the paint against Spencer Hawes, and the refs are waiting to see if the shot goes in to call it. #SMH
Not cool refs. Not cool.
Lakers 97, 76ers 85—6:10 remaining in the 4th quarter
Thoughts on this one?
Lakers 95, 76ers 84—6:38 remaining in the 4th quarter
The 76ers are starting to take some really bad/poor/ill-advised shots.
Luckily for the 76ers, the Lakers have cooled off quite a bit and the 76ers are down just nine points.
Lakers 91, 76ers 82—8:27 remaining in the 4th quarter
The last thing the Lakers need is to lose a game that they led by double digits for the majority of time.
Sometimes Kobe makes it look way too easy. Kobe puts in a floater as he floats out of bounds and the 3rd quarter comes to an end.
Kobe with 25, Metta World Peace with 17, Darius Morris with 15 and Chris Duhon with 11.
Nick Young with 19, Thaddeus Young with 14 and Evan Turner with 12 on the night.
Lakers 87, 76ers 73 at the end of the 3rd quarter
Howard's been drawing the attention, Philly again collapsing on him to allow Duhon another triple. Young, meanwhile, 6 straight for PHI.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 17, 2012
The 76ers give up an average of just 94.6 points per game, which ranks 8th in the NBA.
It looks like the Lakers could hit that mark in the 3rd quarter, thanks to some questionable defense by the 76ers.
Lakers 81, 76ers 66—2:29 remaining in the 3rd quarter
After knocking down 10 three pointers in the 1st half, they've scored only 2 in the 2nd half.
Both though have came courtesy of Chris Duhon, shockingly enough.
Lakers 79, 76ers 62—3:44 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Nick Young with 19 points, Evan Turner with 12 points ... Seven other 76ers, Spencer Hawes, Thaddeus Young, Kwame Brown, Jason Richardson, to name a few only have six or less.
A balanced attack doesn't work if that balance isn't productive enough,
Lakers 73, 76ers 58—5:33 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Kobe Bryant hits a patented "I should've got fouled" shot as the shot-clock is winding down, giving him 21 points on the night.
The 76ers knock down a three-ball, picking up where the Lakers left off with their hot shooting from the first half.
Lakers 71, 76ers 58—6:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Based on their second-half performance so far it looks like the 76ers spent halftime taking a nap. They've got just two points in the half and their defense has been subpar to say the least.
Lakers 65, 76ers 52—9:00 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Dwight Howard starts the game off with a miss on an easy hook shot. Howard looks out of his comfort zone tonight against Kwame Brown.
Lakers 60, 76ers 52—10:39 remaining in the 3rd quarter
LAL's franchise record for 3's in a regulation game is 17, matched vs. DEN in a 122-103 home W on Dec. 1. They had 10 in 1st half.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 17, 2012
Check out the Lakers 2nd quarter shot chart. They were pretty much golden around the rim and from beyond the arc.
Lakers Stats of the Night:
—Shooting 10-15 from beyond the arc (66.7%)
—Darius Morris 15 points on 5-5 shooting from the field, 3-3 shooting from beyond the arc
—Kobe Bryant 18 points on 7-11 shooting from the field
—Dwight Howard with just five points so far going up against Kwame Brown
76ers Stats of the Night:
—Nick "Swaggy P" Young with 16 points on 6-12 shooting
—Only 16 points in the paint in the 1st half
—Only Nick Young and Evan Turner with more than six points.
LAL is scoring at will, with Meeks draining the team's 10th triple, Kobe throwing in a baby hook & Morris hitting everything. 57-46.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 16, 2012
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