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Lakers get defensive in win over Spurs

March 24, 2010 |  9:17 pm

Lakers 92, San Antonio Spurs 83 (final)

The Lakers began their five-game trip by making a statement.

They got better on defense as the game continued. They got more intense as the game went on. They shared the basketball.

With five players scoring in double figures, the Lakers rolled past the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at AT&T Center to win their seventh consecutive game.

The Spurs scored 48 points in the first half, but the Lakers held them to 35 points in the second half.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 24 points and six assists.

Lamar Odom had a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Ron Artest had 16 points and eight rebounds and another strong defensive game with five steals.

-- Broderick Turner in San Antonio