Pau Gasol couldn’t play tonight because of a strained right hamstring. Lamar Odom sat out because of a bruised right calf. Luke Walton didn’t play because of a sore back. Shannon Brown started at the shooting guard spot and Kobe Bryant moved to small forward, with Ron Artest taking the power forward position. Andrew Bynum led the Lakers with 10 points by halftime. Bryant had nine points. Gerald Wallace led Charlotte with seven points.