Lakers at Sonics Notes

Thanks to Kevin Pelton of for the Post-Game Notes

L.A. Lakers 111 (39-17), Sonics 91 (15-40)
February 24, 2008

  • The Lakers won their eighth straight game, their longest winning streak since March 13-April 12, 2004 (11).
  • Los Angeles has won seven straight road games for the first time since March 15-April 5, 2000.
  • With their win and Phoenix’s loss, the Lakers have sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.
  • The Lakers defeated the Sonics head-to-head for the fifth straight time.
  • Mickaël Gelabale scored a career-high 21 points. Gelabale has scored double-figures two straight games after doing it just once before this stretch.
  • Kobe Bryant posted 21 points and 10 assists before being ejected at the four-minute mark of the third quarter. Bryant recorded his 11th double-double of the season and fourth of the point-assist variety.
  • Lamar Odom (19 points, 11 rebounds) had his 25th double-double. Odom’s three blocks tied his season high (previously Jan. 9 at New Orleans).
  • Pau Gasol (22 points) led the Lakers in scoring for the third time.
  • The Lakers did not commit a foul during the first quarter.
  • Los Angeles improved to 9-1 with Gasol, with a differential of +13.3 points per game over that span.
  • KeyArena was sold out for the third time this season.