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Monday, November 27, 2006

Los Angeles Lakers beat NewJersey Nets

Los Angeles proved to be ready to shine this season. Lamar Odom poured in 21 points and Kobe Bryant chipped in with 19 to power the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-93 triumph over the New Jersey Nets yesterday.

We can say that Kobe Bryant had an off-night from the floor hitting just 8-of-24 shots, and the Lakers all-star made other contributions dishing out a season-high 10 assists and pulling down six rebounds as Los Angeles recorded their fifth win in six encounters.

It's also important to mention that Kwame Brown and Smush Parker each added 13 points to the Los Angeles cause as the Lakers had six players in double figures.

In the other side, Vince Carter paced New Jersey with 21 points and 11 boards, while Nenad Krstic added 20 and Jason Kidd handed out 16 assists and pulled down eight rebounds but it was not enough to keep the struggling Nets from slipping to their fifth straight defeat.

The New Jersey Nets jumped out to a 33-24 first quarter lead and took a 48-43 advantage into the intermission, but the Lakers seized control in the third outscoring the Nets 30-18 and would never trail the rest of the way.