Los Angeles got 48 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 99-83 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 191.5.
Los Angeles got 16 points from Pau Gasol and another 12 points from Andrew Bynum. Steve Blake contributed 8 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Phoenix got 17 points from Channing Frye in a losing cause and another 16 points from Marcin Gortat. Steve Nash contributed 8 assists for the Suns, while Marcin Gortat had 12 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 46-42.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 49 boards, while Phoenix only had 35.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Utah looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face Cleveland.