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Lakers beat Atlanta Hawks, 86-78

The Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks, 86-78, after holding the Hawks to 34.4% shooting Tuesday at Staples Center.

Kobe Bryant had 10 points and made only five of 18 shots as the Lakers improved to 12-2 at home. Pau Gasol also shot poorly, scoring 20 points on nine-for-22 shooting.

Andrew Bynum was their most consistent shooter, making seven of 10 shots and finishing with 15 points. He also had 15 rebounds.


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Photo: Lakers forward Pau Gasol, left, dunks during the first half of Tuesday's victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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