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Recap - Lakers Defeat Chicago 90-81

The Lakers grabbed a 90-81 win over the Bulls on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Kobe Bryant at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers were a 4.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Los Angeles got 16 points from Steve Nash and another 16 points from Dwight Howard. Kobe Bryant contributed 9 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 21 rebounds.

Chicago got 19 points from Nate Robinson in a losing cause and another 18 points from Joakim Noah. Nate Robinson contributed 8 assists for the Bulls, while Joakim Noah had 17 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 44-40.

The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 50 boards, while Chicago only had 46.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Orlando looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Sacramento.