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Los Angeles Defeats Golden State 118-116 - Recap

Kobe Bryant went off for 34 points and added 5 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 118-116 win over Golden State on Friday at STAPLES Center.

The Lakers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 7-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 208.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Los Angeles got 28 points from Dwight Howard and another 26 points from Pau Gasol. Pau Gasol contributed 10 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Golden State got 47 points from Stephen Curry in a losing cause and another 25 points from Klay Thompson. Stephen Curry contributed 9 assists for the Warriors, while David Lee had 8 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored Golden State as they grabbed 44 boards, while Los Angeles only had 36.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Spurs. Golden State, meanwhile, will have their next action against San Antonio.