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Los Angeles Defeats Detroit 98-97 - Recap

Pau Gasol scored 23 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Los Angeles on Sunday, leading the Lakers to a 98-97 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Bettors who backed the Lakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 1.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 201.5.

Los Angeles got 18 points from Kobe Bryant and another 17 points from Earl Clark. Steve Nash contributed 10 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Detroit got 20 points from Greg Monroe in a losing cause and another 18 points from Will Bynum. Will Bynum contributed 10 assists for the Pistons, while Greg Monroe had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 62-51 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Detroit as they grabbed 47 boards, while Los Angeles only had 41.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Brooklyn looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face New York.