Los Angeles got 30 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 101-100 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 12.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 206.5.
Los Angeles got 17 points from Jodie Meeks and another 17 points from Metta World Peace. Kobe Bryant contributed 7 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
Charlotte got 28 points from Kemba Walker in a losing cause and another 20 points from Ramon Sessions. Kemba Walker contributed 7 assists for the Bobcats, while Byron Mullens had 17 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Charlotte were victorious, as the score was 58-53 at the break.
Charlotte won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 54-48.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Golden State looking for another win. For Charlotte, they head on the road to face Phoenix.