Lakers Vs. Mavericks Game Score: Andrew Bynum Leads Lakers To 39-35 Halftime Lead

Andrew Bynum scored 10 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the first half, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 39-35 lead over the Dallas Mavericks at halftime at Staples Center. Both teams shot under 40% in a low-scoring first half Monday night.

Kobe Bryant, who leads the NBA in scoring this season and has averaged 38 points over his last eight games, including four straight contests with at least 40 points, didn't score for the first 19 minutes of the game, getting his first points on a breakaway dunk with 4:41 left in the second quarter. He ended the half with eight points, two rebounds, and two assists.

Dirk Nowitzki was similarly shutout, as he didn't score until nailing a jump shot with 6:29 remaining in the second quarter. Nowitzki ended the half with six points. Lamar Odom, who entered the game to an extended standing ovation in his first game back in Los Angeles since his trade to Dallas, lead the Mavericks with seven points off the bench. The Dallas bench outscored the Lakers reserves in the opening half, 18-6.

The Lakers held a 26-19 rebounding edge in the first half, and closed the half on a 14-5 run in the final six minutes to turn a five-point deficit into a four-point advantage. Pau Gasol added eight points and five rebounds for the Lakers.

For more news and information on the Lakers, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.