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Lakers Vs. Nets: Brook Lopez Eighth To Score 30 On Lakers This Season

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New Jersey Nets tonight, 100-88, to win their seventh straight game. However, they did give up 15 offensive rebounds to the Nets, who got a strong performance in the middle from center Brook Lopez. The center carved up the normally stout middle of the Lakers for 35 points on 13-for-19 shooting. It was tied for the second-most points scored by a single player against the Lakers this season:

Most Points Scored Against Lakers 2010-2011
Date Player Team Points Result
Jan 12 Monta Ellis GS 38 Win
Tonight    Brook Lopez NJ 35 Win
Nov 14 Jason Richardson    Pho 35 Loss
Nov 11 Carmelo Anthony Den 32 Loss
Nov 16 Brandon Jennings Mil 31 Win
Dec 7 Nick Young Was 30 Win
Nov 23 Derrick Rose Chi 30 Win
Nov 2 Rudy Gay Mem 30 Win
Source: Basketball-Reference.com

Lopez was the eighth player to score 30 points against the Lakers this season, and the second this week. "Defensively, Lopez was a tough handle for our big guys tonight, and we didn't give them much help," head coach Phil Jackson said after the game. However, the Lakers are 6-2 in those games so it hasn't been all bad.

For more information on tonight's game, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.