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Recap - Lakers Defeat Orlando 97-84

The Lakers got 23 points from Pau Gasol as Los Angeles ran past Orlando 97-84 on Monday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles was the ATS victor, as they covered the 6-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 186.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Los Angeles got 16 points from Kobe Bryant and another 16 points from Lamar Odom. Pau Gasol contributed 5 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.

Orlando got 22 points from Dwight Howard in a losing cause and another 13 points from Jameer Nelson. Jameer Nelson contributed 8 assists for the Magic, while Dwight Howard had 15 rebounds.

Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 46-41.

Los Angeles had a 41-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Orlando, they head on the road to face Milwaukee.