Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Nick Young scores 26, Lakers slip by Nets

Automated Insights

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets in a close one, 99-94. Los Angeles (8-8) picked up the win after falling to Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

Nick Young came off the bench and had a big game, putting up 26 points on 8-16 shooting from the field (4-6 from behind the arc) and 6-6 from the free throw line. Pau Gasol also contributed for Los Angeles, finishing with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Joe Johnson put up 18 points for Brooklyn on 6-19 shooting, including 2-7 from behind the arc. Andray Blatche added 14 points and 8 rebounds and Paul Pierce finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

Brooklyn (4-11) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Toronto on Tuesday.

Coming up next, the Lakers battle the Detroit Pistons, who are 6-9 on the year. The Nets meet the Houston Rockets, currently 10-5 this season. The Lakers have a 1-0 record against Detroit this season.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NBA $15K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 610/3410 $5 $15000 Today 8:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 69/455 $25 $10000 Today 8:00 PM Enter
NBA $3K Tournament [Single Entry] 76/341 $10 $3000 Today 8:00 PM Enter
View Comments (0)