The Los Angeles Lakers rocked up the Dallas Mavericks with a scorching offensive performance, shooting close to 60% from the field for most of the game (58.4% from the field, and 50% from three point land). Pau Gasol needed only 16 field goals to score 27 points while also grabbing nine boards. Kobe Bryant 18 shots to score 30 points on five rebounds and four assists, and Ramon Sessions added 17 points on eight shots with nine assists and five rebounds. The Lakers really got going when Sessions made it on the court, as the Lakers went +28 with Sessions on the floor. Los Angeles outscored Dallas 30-15 in the second quarter.
The Lakers also outrebounded the Mavericks 46-29, outpassed Dallas (25 to 15 assists), and held Dallas to 42.7% shooting and forced them to take 26 threes, while only making eight of them.