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Recap - Lakers Defeat Los Angeles 112-104

The Lakers got a 37-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles handed Los Angeles a 112-104 defeat on Friday at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 9.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 198.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Los Angeles got 26 points from Pau Gasol and another 15 points from Ron Artest. Kobe Bryant contributed 6 assists, while Andrew Bynum cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Los Angeles got 30 points from Mo Williams in a losing cause and another 22 points from Blake Griffin. Mo Williams contributed 6 assists for the Clippers, while Chris Kaman had 7 rebounds.

The Lakers hit the break leading 57-48 before taking care of business in the second half.

Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-34.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Hornets. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.