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Recap - Lakers Defeat New Orleans 88-85

Los Angeles got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Pau Gasol en route to an 88-85 victory over New Orleans on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 12.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 186.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Los Angeles got 19 points from Andrew Bynum and another 11 points from Kobe Bryant. Ramon Sessions contributed 10 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

The Hornets got an 18 -point performance from Jarrett Jack, who was supported by 17 points from Jason Smith. Jarrett Jack had 10 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Jason Smith grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 43-39 at the break.

Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Warriors. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at Phoenix.