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|
|Jan 12||Monta Ellis||GS||38||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|
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 coachsaid after the game. However, the Lakers are 6-2 in those games so it hasn't been all bad.
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