The Los Angeles Lakers have generally dominated the Pacers for the first 20 minutes of the game until a late rally by the Pacers cut the Lakers lead to three at the half at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant is leading all scorers from both teams with 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field with four rebounds. Pau Gasol is leading the Lakers in rebounding with five.
Metta World Peace is shooting well coming off the bench with nine points in nine minutes going 4 of 6 from the field.
David West has been the most efficient scorer for the Pacers and the game overall, making seven of ten shots from the field and 15 points to show for it.
The Lakers led the Pacers by 12 points with 4:23 left to go in the half, but West and Danny Granger were scoring at will against the Lakers defense, including a 3-pointer to end the half to conclude the first half by a score of 52-49.