Lakers lead at halftime

Kobe Bryant missed eight of his first nine shots and scored only four points, but the Lakers still held a 56-54 lead over the New Jersey Nets at halftime. The rest of the Lakers shot19-for-31 in the first half. Pau Gasol had 16 points and Andrew Bynum had 11 as the Lakers exploited their advantage over the Nets and rookie Brook Lopez in the paint. Devin Harris led the Nets with 16 points and Lopez had 12 points and seven rebounds.

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