Lakers Dominate Sixers 111-98
- Updated: December 17, 2012
The Lakers did not see Andrew Bynum on the court when they visited the Sixers on Sunday. Bynum has yet to play with knee injuries while Dwight Howard started the season on time despite an early projection he’d be out until January. The Lakers played a loose brand of basketball in Philadelphia on Sunday, taking advantage of a Sixers squad playing without their point guard (Jrue Holiday) and center (Andrew Bynum).
Metta World Peace was a force, scoring 19 points, pulling down a career-high 16 rebounds, blocking two shots and collecting four steals.
Kobe Bryant led the way with 34, his sixth straight game with 30 or more points. As a team, the Lakers shot 48.8% from the field but dominated the game at the line with 19 makes in 24 tried (79.2%). The Lakers also hit 14 three-pointers at a 41.2% clip.
The Sixers got 30 points from Nick Young while shooting 49.4% as a team. Four players scored in double figures: Evan Turner (16), Spencer Hawes (16), Thaddeus Young (14) and Young.