Los Angeles got 25 points from Pau Gasol en route to a 93-91 victory over New Orleans on Monday at New Orleans Arena.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 4. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 186.5.
Los Angeles got 18 points from Andrew Bynum and another 17 points from Ramon Sessions. Ramon Sessions contributed 6 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
New Orleans got 20 points from Marco Belinelli in a losing cause and another 20 points from Carl Landry. Greivis Vasquez contributed 11 assists for the Hornets, while Carl Landry had 11 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 44-43.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-35.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face San Antonio looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Sacramento.