Brook Lopez felt empty after his 30-point, 11-rebound night – the type of performance that ought to make Brooklyn fans forget about dealing him for Dwight Howard once and for all.

The Lakers played without Howard and Metta World Peace on Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

“They still had Kobe Bryant, Antwan Jamison, Pau Gasol,” said Lopez, though he lamented being unable to stop the momentum L.A. built from a shuddering Bryant dunk late in the game.

“I just felt like those last 2½ minutes were about as bad as I’ve played on both ends of the floor all season,” Lopez said after the Lakers closed out a 92-83 victory – their 10th straight win against the Nets dating to the 2007-08 season.

“They played well,” Lopez said. “But I feel like the responsibility is on myself.”

With just under three minutes left, Bryant appeared as if he were taking on the whole Nets team as he drove from the three-point circle for a thundering dunk that electrified the crowd.

That stunning slam over Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries gave the Lakers a lead, and brought a good portion of the 17,732 fans to their feet – patrons that seemed to abandon Brooklyn as the Dodgers did over 50 years ago.

“I think his dunk gave his team energy. I should’ve done a better job defensively,” Wallace said. Overall, “We didn’t have energy tonight and we didn’t make shots.”