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Recap - Lakers Defeat Houston 108-99

The Lakers got a 37-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles handed Houston a 108-99 defeat on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 191.5.

Andrew Bynum had 21 points for Los Angeles and Pau Gasol chipped in with 14 points. Derek Fisher had 7 assists for the Lakers, while Andrew Bynum was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 22 boards.

Houston got 22 points from Kyle Lowry in a losing cause and another 20 points from Luis Scola. Kyle Lowry contributed 9 assists for the Rockets, while Kyle Lowry had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 50-46 at the break.

Los Angeles had a 53-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

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