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Phoenix vs Los Angeles Wrap - Los Angeles Wins 114-102

Phoenix was victimized by Kobe Bryant for 31 points as the Lakers defeated the Suns 114-102 in NBA action on Friday.

Los Angeles was the ATS victor, as they covered the 9.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 201.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Los Angeles got 22 points from Metta World Peace and another 18 points from Dwight Howard. Kobe Bryant contributed 6 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Phoenix got 22 points from Goran Dragic in a losing cause and another 18 points from Luis Scola. Michael Beasley contributed 9 assists for the Suns, while Luis Scola had 8 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 62-57.

Los Angeles had a 48-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Rockets. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.