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Los Angeles Defeats Washington 102-96 - Recap

The Lakers got a 30-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles handed Washington a 102-96 defeat on Friday at Verizon Center.

Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Wizards against the spread, which closed at 6.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 200.5.

Jodie Meeks had 24 points for Los Angeles and Metta World Peace chipped in with 13 points. Kobe Bryant had 7 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

The Wizards got a 21-point performance from Cartier Martin, who was supported by 17 points from Martell Webster. Jordan Crawford had 6 assists in a losing cause for Washington, while Nene Hilario grabbed 8 rebounds.

Los Angeles led at halftime, 58-55.

The rebound battle favored Washington as they grabbed 48 boards, while Los Angeles only had 45.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the 76ers. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.