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Recap - Lakers Defeat New Orleans 111-106

Los Angeles got 24 points from Dwight Howard en route to a 111-106 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 196.5.

Los Angeles got 20 points from Earl Clark and another 16 points from Antawn Jamison. Kobe Bryant contributed 11 assists, while Earl Clark cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

New Orleans got 25 points from Eric Gordon in a losing cause and another 18 points from Anthony Davis. Greivis Vasquez contributed 15 assists for the Hornets, while Robin Lopez had 9 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 54-42.

Los Angeles had a 50-37 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 Suns. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at Utah.