Half: Lakers 52, Kings 35

The Lakers were halfway to breaking their four-game losing streak, leading comfortably over the lackluster Sacramento Kings tonight at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 16 points on 7-for-15 shooting in the first half. Lamar Odom added nine points and six rebounds. Pau Gasol had eight points, three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes, playing with a strained left hamstring. The Lakers held the Kings to 33.3 shooting. The Lakers also outscored Sacramento by 34-4 in the paint, a remarkable statistic.

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