Ron Artest had his best game with the Lakers, scoring 12 points and adding seven rebounds and four assists. Artest also played lockdown defense on Joe Johnson of the Hawks, who had 18 points in the first quarter but only nine after Artest began guarding him in the second quarter. Kobe Bryant scored 41 points on 15-for-29 shooting, and Andrew Bynum had 21 points. Lamar Odom had 11 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Johnson had 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting for the Hawks, and Jamal Crawford added 17 points.