Lakers 50, Mavs 49

DALLAS — Ron Artest and Lamar Odom each scored 11 points in the first half tonight to lead the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored only six points on 3-for-11 shooting in his second game in as many nights after sitting out for five because of a strained tendon in his left ankle. Andrew Bynum had eight points on 4-for-5 shooting and a team-leading nine rebounds. Jason Terry led Dallas with 18 points in a reserve role. The Lakers went on a 10-0 run to take a 48-39 lead, but Dallas closed the half with a 10-2 run.