Lakers Down Phoenix 139-137 - Match Report
The Lakers got a 42-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles handed Phoenix a 139-137 defeat on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Suns against the spread, which closed at 7 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 200.5.
Los Angeles got 29 points from Lamar Odom and another 24 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant contributed 9 assists, while Lamar Odom cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
The Suns got a 32-point performance from Channing Frye, who was supported by 24 points from Marcin Gortat. Steve Nash had 20 assists in a losing cause for Phoenix, while Marcin Gortat grabbed 16 rebounds.
Los Angeles led at halftime, 66-60.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 56 boards, while Phoenix only had 52.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Clippers. The Suns will aim to get back on the winning track vs Toronto.