(LOS ANGELES, CA) - Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the Indiana Pacers 112-96.
Derek Fisher added 22 points for the Lakers, who completed a sweep of the two-game season series with Indiana.
L.A. opened a big lead by opening the third quarter with a 25-9 run. The Pacers cut the lead to seven with just over six minutes left in the game after Lakers Coach Phil Jackson removed his starters. Jackson put the starters back in and they responded by putting Indiana away with a 16-0 run.
Mike Dunleavy scored 17 points to pace Indiana as the Pacers have dropped five straight on the road and six of their last seven overall to fall to 16-and-19.
The five-game western road trip continues Tuesday when the Pacers face the Utah Jazz.
Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org