Los Angeles got 33 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 93-83 victory over Miami on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 191.5.
Los Angeles got 17 points from Metta World Peace and another 16 points from Andrew Bynum. Steve Blake contributed 6 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
The Heat got a 25-point performance from LeBron James, who was supported by 16 points from Dwyane Wade. LeBron James had 7 assists in a losing cause for Miami, while LeBron James grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Lakers hit the break leading 50-38 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-35.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pistons. The Heat will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.