Lakers vs. Philadelphia: Lakers roll by 76ers
Lakers 93, 76ers 81 (final)
The Lakers began the fourth quarter with a strong push, opening a 15-point lead and putting the 76ers away.
Lamar Odom, Matt Barnes and Steve Blake played big roles in the quarter in helping the Lakers win their fourth straight game.
That threesome accounted for the first 25 points of the fourth, helping the Lakers open an 83-68 lead.
Odom finished with 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting, Barnes had 15 points and Blake scored five.
76ers 62, Lakers 58 (end of third quarter)
Another bad shooting quarter left the Lakers trailing by four points entering the fourth.
The Lakers were shooting 34.5% from the field through three quarters.
Philadelphia shot on 37.3% through three, but the 76ers finished the quarter with two three-pointers by Andre Iguodala that pushed them to a lead.
Lakers 44, 76ers 39 (end of first half)
Pau Gasol scored nine consecutive points during one stretch in the second quarter, doing his part to help the Lakers.
Gasol had 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the first half. Lamar Odom had 11 points in the half.
76ers 21, Lakers 18 (end of first quarter)
It was an ugly start to the game, with both teams combing to miss nine straight shots.
The 76ers missed their first 11 shots before center Spencer Hawes tipped in a teammate's missed shot.
The Lakers shot just 33.3% from the field in the quarter. Derek Fisher was one for five and even had one of his shots blocked.
The 76ers shot 41.7% from the field.
The Lakers were not overlooking the 10-15 Philadelphia 76ers team they were about to face Friday night.
The Lakers know that the 76ers have won three consecutive games and are 8-5 at home.
The Lakers also know that the 76ers are a tough defensive team.
L.A. has won three consecutive games as well, by playing better defense and moving the basketball.
-- Broderick Turner, reporting from Philadelphia