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NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at LA Lakers



(Friday, January 31st)

Final Score: Charlotte 110, LA Lakers 100

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson eclipsed the 30-point mark for the third straight game and matched a career-high with 40 points in the Charlotte Bobcats' 110-100 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers from Staples Center.

Jefferson also grabbed 18 boards and handed out four assists in Charlotte's second straight win. The Bobcats improved to 2-0 on their current four-game road trip.

"I had my moments. I stayed with it and got hot," said Jefferson.

Gerald Henderson dropped 20 points while Ramon Sessions handed out 13 assists in the victory.

Pau Gasol had 24 and nine boards in the Lakers' sixth straight setback. Nick Young and Jodie Meeks shot just 13-for-37 together for 21 and 19 points, respectively, and Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 12 helpers.

"They just weren't ready to play for whatever reason," said Los Angeles head coach Mike D'Antoni. "Whether it's the end of January, who knows, but it's inexcusable."

The result of this one was never really in doubt. Meeks' trey at 3:49 of the first gave the Lakers their biggest lead at 18-14, but Chris Douglas-Roberts' layup moments later put Charlotte on top.

It was 31-27 after the opening period and 62-49 at halftime.

"Our defense is getting better," said Charlotte head coach Steve Clifford. "That's going to be our recipe the rest of the season."

The lead grew to as many as 20 points on multiple occasions during the third quarter. LA made a push late in the third, clawing to within 12 after a Ryan Kelly four-point play to close out the frame.

Kelly opened the fourth with a jumper, and Robert Sacre followed with a putback layup to make it 86-78, but Charlotte went to the post and Jefferson delivered with back-to-back buckets to restore its double digit lead.

The Lakers never got closer than eight the rest of the way.

Game Notes

The Lakers gave up 100-plus points for the 14th straight game ... Jefferson has scored 20 or more in 11 straight ... Charlotte outscored Los Angeles 64-38 in the paint ... The Bobcats made just two outside shots in 11 tries while the Lakers shot 6-of-26 from the arc.

02/01 01:39:00 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
3rd
CLE 70
MEM 66
 
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MIA
BOS
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BRK
DET
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SAC
LAL
1st
ORL 0
PHI 0
 
1st
WAS 0
PHO 0
 
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MIN
IND
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OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
2nd
NICST 49
TROY 53
 
2nd
BRAD 43
UCI 50
 
1st
UGA 9
SHU 2
 
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ALA
APP
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KSU
NDST
 
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WASU
SJST
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UTEP
ALCOR
 
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SEAT
SACST
 
1st
DET 0
COL 0
 
1st
EDM 0
DAL 0
 
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BOS
BUF
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NYR
CAR
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CHI
TOR
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WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
3rd
STL 13
NYG 27
 
Half
OAK 13
BUF 10
 
3rd
DAL 28
IND 0
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA