Lakers Vs. Mavericks Score: Los Angeles Takes Lead Into Fourth Quarter, 72-66

A three-man scoring attack has the Los Angeles Lakes in front of the Dallas Mavericks with just 12 minutes to go in their Game 3 NBA playoff matchup. Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom are each in double-figures, propelling the Lakers to a six-point lead through three quarters, 72-66.

Bynum has a team-high 18 points, with Odom adding 14 and Bryant 13. Bryant also has six assists and four rebounds through the first three quarters. Bynum has a team-high eight rebounds and is well on his way to a double-double.

It's still the Dirk Nowitzki show as the Dallas forward has 23 points to lead all scorers. Jason Terry has 16 points off the bench, but the rest of the Mavs have been unable to step-up on the offensive end. J.J. Barea, the hero of Game 2, has just two points and two assists.

Be sure to check out our Lakers vs. Mavericks hub for full series coverage. For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Mavericks, visit Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.

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