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Lakers Down New Orleans 98-80 - Match Report

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points leading the Lakers to a 98-80 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Thursday.

Los Angeles was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 182.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Los Angeles got 18 points from Andrew Bynum and another 16 points from Pau Gasol. Ron Artest contributed 5 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

The Hornets got a 19-point performance from Carl Landry, who was supported by 12 points from Trevor Ariza. Chris Paul had 11 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Chris Paul grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 40-34 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 43 boards, while New Orleans only had 30.