Gasol, Lakers dump Nets

Pau Gasol dropped a game-high 36 points and hauled down 11 rebounds for a double-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New Jersey Nets 103-95 Friday night.

The Lakers covered the 7-point spread, but the 198 points fell UNDER the posted total of 204.

Lamar Odom had 12 points to go with 11 rebounds in a double-double for the Lakers.

Vince Carter led the Nets with 20 points, and Devin Harris had 13 points and 14 assists in the loss.