Lakers 103, Hornets 88

NEW ORLEANS — The Lakers ended their three-game losing streak with a strong performance while whipping the New Orleans Hornets in every facet of the game. Andrew Bynum scored a season-best 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting with six rebounds and one blocked shot in 30 minutes, 9 seconds in his first start since returning to the active roster after having offseason knee surgery. Lamar Odom shifted to the bench after starting the season’s first 31 games and scored 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Kobe Bryant had 20 points and Pau Gasol added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Paul had 20 points for New Orleans.