Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, leading five Lakers in double figures. Andrew Bynum added 13 points, 13 rebounds and tied his career high with five assists. Lamar Odom also had 13 points despite playing with flu-like symptoms. Pau Gasol had 12 points and Trevor Ariza added 11. Of the Lakers’ starters, only Bynum played in the fourth quarter.
The only downer was an unspecified eye injury to Vladimir Radmanovic in the second half. His status for Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings is uncertain.
“We’re looking at that,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said when asked about Radmanovic’s injury. “He’s concerned about it. That’s a very vulnerable point in that occipital cheek bone area on the eye socket. It’s real vulnerable to elbows and breaking.”