Pau Gasol poured in 30 points for Los Angeles on Friday, as they defeated Toronto 108-103 at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 13.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 212.5.
Los Angeles got 23 points from Kobe Bryant and another 14 points from Steve Blake. Kobe Bryant contributed 6 assists, while Lamar Odom cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Toronto got 17 points from Leandro Barbosa in a losing cause and another 15 points from DeMar DeRozan. Jose Calderon contributed 8 assists for the Raptors, while Amir Johnson had 15 rebounds.
Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 58-55.
Toronto won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 49-31.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Portland looking for another win. For Toronto, they head on the road to face Portland.