Recap - Lakers Defeat New Jersey 100-88

The Lakers got a 27-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles ran past New Jersey 100-88 on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Bettors who backed the Lakers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 13.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 192.5.

Los Angeles got 20 points from Pau Gasol and another 14 points from Ron Artest. Steve Blake contributed 5 assists, while Lamar Odom cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

The Nets got a 35-point performance from Brook Lopez, who was supported by 17 points from Sasha Vujacic. Devin Harris had 8 assists in a losing cause for New Jersey, while Kris Humphries grabbed 15 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 45-40 at the break.

New Jersey won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-38.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Clippers. New Jersey, meanwhile, will have their next action against Portland.