Recap - Lakers Defeat Brooklyn 99-94
Nick Young went off for 26 points and added 1 rebounds leading Los Angeles over Brooklyn, 99-94, on Wednesday at Barclays Center.
Bettors who backed the Lakers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 199.5.
Pau Gasol had 21 points for Los Angeles and Jordan Farmar chipped in with 15 points. Steve Blake had 10 assists for the Lakers, while Jordan Hill was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
Brooklyn got 18 points from Joe Johnson in a losing cause and another 17 points from Mirza Teletovic. Paul Pierce contributed 5 assists for the Nets, while Kevin Garnett had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 54-40 at the break.
Los Angeles had a 48-44 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pistons. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track at Houston.