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Los Angeles vs Utah Recap - Lakers Win 96-85

Los Angeles got 21 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 96-85 victory over Utah on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Los Angeles was a favorite by 8 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 194.5.

Pau Gasol had 16 points for Los Angeles and Lamar Odom chipped in with 16 points. Kobe Bryant had 4 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Utah got 24 points from C.J. Miles in a losing cause and another 17 points from Al Jefferson. Al Jefferson contributed 5 assists for the Jazz, while Al Jefferson had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Utah were victorious, as the score was 48-42 at the break.

Utah had a 44-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Nuggets. Utah, meanwhile, will have their next action against Sacramento.