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76ers Fall 102-98 Against Los Angeles - Game Recap

Kobe Bryant poured in 33 points for Los Angeles on Friday, as they defeated Philadelphia 102-98 at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 200.5.

Los Angeles got 20 points from Pau Gasol and another 18 points from Lamar Odom. Ron Artest contributed 4 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.

Philadelphia got 19 points from Jrue Holiday in a losing cause and another 18 points from Louis Williams. Jrue Holiday contributed 11 assists for the 76ers, while Andres Nocioni had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 52-44 at the break.

Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-35.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Grizzlies. Philadelphia, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.