Atlanta was victimized for 20 points and 13 rebounds by Pau Gasol as the Lakers defeated the Hawks 86-78 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Los Angeles was a favorite by 5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 178.5.
Los Angeles got 15 points from Andrew Bynum and another 10 points from Metta World Peace. Steve Blake contributed 6 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Atlanta got 18 points from Jeff Teague in a losing cause and another 15 points from Joe Johnson. Joe Johnson contributed 5 assists for the Hawks, while Zaza Pachulia had 9 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 42-41.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-47.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Suns. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Phoenix.