Lakers Down New Orleans 104-96 - Match Report
Kobe Bryant went off for 30 points and added 6 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 104-96 win over New Orleans on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
The Lakers won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.
Los Angeles got 22 points from Pau Gasol and another 19 points from Dwight Howard. Steve Blake contributed 6 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
New Orleans got 22 points from Eric Gordon in a losing cause and another 18 points from Anthony Davis. Greivis Vasquez contributed 11 assists for the Hornets, while Anthony Davis had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 50-45 at the break.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-36.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Portland looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Sacramento.