January 31, 2009

NBA: LA Lakers 115, Memphis 98

Kobe Bryant had 25 points and Pau Gasol 24 Saturday to pace the Los Angeles Lakers' 115-98 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Derek Fisher added 14 points and Lamar Odom 13 for the Lakers, who have won six of their last seven games.

Lakers center Andrew Bynum suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and had to be helped off the court. He had had five consecutive double-doubles, but had only seven points four minutes of action before leaving the game.

Rudy Gay had 23 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost 12 straight and are 0-3 under new Coach Lionel Hollins. O.J. Mayo added 21 points.