Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 17 points apiece to the lead the Lakers to a 10-point lead over the Clippers by halftime. Bynum had six rebounds and Bryant had five. Lamar Odom had eight points and Ron Artest had eight in his Lakers debut. He missed his first four shots before sinking a layup in the closing seconds of the first quarter. Craig Smith led the Clippers with 12 points in a reserve role. Chris Kamam added 10 points.