Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • LAL 47.2
    • 44.8 DAL
  • Three Point %

    • LAL 52.0
    • 44.4 DAL
  • Turnovers

    • LAL 16
    • 12 DAL
  • Rebounds

    • LAL 53
    • 48 DAL

Game Information

American Airlines Center
,
Coverage: ABC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Line: DAL -3.0
Attendance: 20,440
100%
Capacity: 19,200
Referees: Ken Mauer, Kane Fitzgerald, Brian Forte
2/25/2013 Associated Press

Kobe outduels Dirk to lead Lakers by Mavs

Kobe Bryant had 38 points to win a scoring duel with Dirk Nowitzki, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-99 Sunday in a matchup of teams fighting to get in the playoff race.

ABC1234T
Lakers27272524103
Mavericks3024212499

Game Flow

LAL
DAL
0:00 - 4th Quarter

LAL

103

DAL

99

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Metta World Peace misses 20-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 30-foot three point jumper (Earl Clark assists)
  • Antawn Jamison makes 25-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Steve Nash misses 11-foot jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 22-foot jumper
  • Jodie Meeks misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Steve Blake misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Antawn Jamison misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Steve Blake misses 16-foot jumper
  • Jodie Meeks makes 24-foot three point jumper (Steve Blake assists)
  • Steve Blake makes 23-foot three point jumper (Metta World Peace assists)
  • Dwight Howard misses two point shot
  • Jodie Meeks misses three point jumper
  • Steve Nash misses two point shot
  • Steve Nash makes 24-foot three point jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Antawn Jamison makes layup (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Antawn Jamison misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Earl Clark misses two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 19-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes driving layup
  • Dwight Howard misses 6-foot running hook shot
  • Earl Clark makes driving layup (Steve Nash assists)
  • Steve Nash makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • Dwight Howard misses two point shot
  • Antawn Jamison misses three point jumper
  • Steve Nash misses layup
  • Kobe Bryant makes 10-foot jumper
  • Antawn Jamison makes two point shot
  • Jodie Meeks makes 24-foot three point jumper (Steve Blake assists)
  • Dwight Howard misses two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 19-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 20-foot two point shot
  • Steve Nash misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes 21-foot jumper
  • Darren Collison misses 21-foot jumper
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes 25-foot three point jumper (Elton Brand assists)
  • Vince Carter makes 5-foot two point shot
  • Darren Collison makes driving layup
  • Vince Carter makes 25-foot three point jumper (Shawn Marion assists)
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes 25-foot three point jumper (Vince Carter assists)
  • Mike James makes two point shot
  • Brandan Wright misses dunk
  • Mike James misses 21-foot jumper
  • Elton Brand makes 18-foot jumper (Jae Crowder assists)
  • Chris Kaman misses 14-foot jumper
  • Vince Carter makes driving dunk
  • Dirk Nowitzki misses 13-foot two point shot
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes two point shot (Vince Carter assists)
  • Dirk Nowitzki misses 10-foot two point shot
  • Brandan Wright makes two point shot (Dirk Nowitzki assists)
  • Vince Carter misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Brandan Wright makes 12-foot jumper (Vince Carter assists)
  • Dirk Nowitzki misses 21-foot jumper
  • Dirk Nowitzki misses 13-foot jumper
  • O.J. Mayo makes 8-foot two point shot
  • Elton Brand misses jumper
  • Dwight Howard blocks O.J. Mayo's layup
  • Darren Collison misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Elton Brand misses layup
  • Elton Brand makes two point shot
  • Shawn Marion makes 2-foot two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant blocks Darren Collison's layup
  • Darren Collison misses 19-foot jumper
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes 25-foot three point jumper (Darren Collison assists)
  • Vince Carter misses
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Mike James misses driving layup
  • Mike James misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Jae Crowder makes 23-foot three point jumper (Mike James assists)
  • Vince Carter makes 20-foot jumper
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes two point shot (Mike James assists)
  • O.J. Mayo misses jumper
  • Elton Brand misses 15-foot jumper
  • Dirk Nowitzki misses layup
  • Mike James misses two point shot
  • Dirk Nowitzki makes jumper
  • Vince Carter misses 26-foot three point jumper

Research Notes

  • The Lakers are slowly becoming a threat, not only to the Western Conference, but to the entire NBA. The Lakers are 11-4 since Jan. 25 and have won three straight games. Only the Heat and Spurs have been better in that stretch.

  • Kobe Bryant outscored the rest of the Lakers starters (Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Earl Clark and Metta World Peace) by two points in Sunday's win. The Lakers were previously 0-5 this season when Bryant outscored the rest of the starting lineup.

  • Kobe Bryant made 13 field goals Sunday at an average distance of 18.6 feet from the basket. That's Bryant's fourth-highest average on made field goals in a game this season with the Lakers losing each of the three games with a higher rate.

  • Kobe Bryant scored 38 points Sunday and his seven assists led to 18 points. The 56 points created tied for Bryant's season high.

  • Kobe Bryant made all 5 of his field goal attempts in the 4th quarter today. It's the 4th time in Kobe's career that he's attempted at least 5 shots without missing one in the 4th quarter. Not surprisingly, the Lakers are 4-0 in those games. It's the first time he's done so in nearly 5 years (April 2, 2008 vs Trail Blazers).In his last 2 games, Kobe is 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-9 on free throws in the 4th quarter.Today was the first time Kobe made a 3-point attempt in the 4th quarter in over a month. His last 4th-quarter 3-pointer was January 20 at Toronto. It snapped his streak of 12 straight missed 3-pointers in the 4th quarter.

  • FROM ELIAS:Kobe Bryant is the 2nd-oldest player in NBA history with at least 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in a game while shooting 60 percent or better from the field. The only older player to do so was Elgin Baylor in 1970.

  • FROM ELIAS:Kobe Bryant is the oldest player in NBA history to score at least 38 points while shooting at least 60 percent in consecutive games.

  • For the first time in Kobe Bryant's career, he has scored at least 38 points while shooting better than 60 percent from the field in consecutive games.

  • Today was just the 3rd time in Kobe Bryant's career that he's had at least 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in a game. It's the first time he's ever done so while shooting over 50 percent.

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