New Jersey was victimized by Kobe Bryant for 32 points as the Lakers defeated the Nets 99-92 in NBA action on Sunday.
Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 193.5.
Lamar Odom had 22 points for Los Angeles and Pau Gasol chipped in with 15 points. Kobe Bryant had 6 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
New Jersey got 25 points from Brook Lopez in a losing cause and another 16 points from Devin Harris. Devin Harris contributed 10 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries had 11 rebounds.
The Lakers hit the break leading 52-42 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored New Jersey as they grabbed 45 boards, while Los Angeles only had 42.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wizards. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.