Los Angeles vs New Orleans Recap - Lakers Win 108-102
Kobe Bryant went off for 42 points and added 7 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 108-102 win over New Orleans on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
The Lakers were a 2-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 202.5.
Los Angeles got 20 points from Dwight Howard and another 19 points from Jodie Meeks. Kobe Bryant contributed 12 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
New Orleans got 18 points from Eric Gordon in a losing cause and another 15 points from Greivis Vasquez. Greivis Vasquez contributed 12 assists for the Hornets, while Al-Farouq Aminu had 16 rebounds.
The Lakers hit the break trailing 67-48 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 52 boards, while Los Angeles only had 36.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Memphis.