Kobe Bryant went off for 34 points and added 4 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 111-98 win over Philadelphia on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 4 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 197.5.
Metta World Peace had 19 points for Los Angeles and Dwight Howard chipped in with 17 points. Kobe Bryant had 6 assists for the Lakers, while Metta World Peace was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.
Philadelphia got 30 points from Nick Young in a losing cause and another 16 points from Evan Turner. Dorell Wright contributed 9 assists for the 76ers, while Kwame Brown had 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 60-50.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-37.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Bobcats. Philadelphia, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.