Lakers knockoff Hawks

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 41 points Sunday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 118-110.

The Lakers were an 8.5-point favorite in the game, but were unable to cover the spread. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (196.5).

Andrew Bynum added 21 points for the Lakers and Ron Artest delivered 12 points.

Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 27 points and nine rebounds, while Jamal Crawford had 17 points.