Los Angeles Defeats Los Angeles 96-91 - Recap
The Lakers grabbed a 96-91 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Kobe Bryant at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 186.5.
Los Angeles got 23 points from Pau Gasol and another 19 points from Andrew Bynum. Metta World Peace contributed 7 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 26 points from Blake Griffin in a losing cause and another 16 points from Caron Butler. Chris Paul contributed 12 assists for the Clippers, while Blake Griffin had 9 rebounds.
Los Angeles trailed at halftime, 51-49.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 42 boards, while Los Angeles only had 36.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Memphis.