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LAst Night's Action: Lakers Exact Revenge on Pacers

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LA Lakers defeat Indiana Pacers 109-94. On Nov. 28, Roy Hibbert’s 24 points trumped Kobe Bryant’s 41 points as the Pacers beat the Lakers at STAPLES Center 95-92. In this game, Hibbert was held to 12 points while Bryant’s 31 and Pau Gasol’s 28 points helped the Lakers exact their revenge at the Conseco Fieldhouse.

And it sounded like the Lakers were out for revenge after all the hooting and hollering the Pacers did after their win in November. The Lakers poured it on from the start making seven of their first eight shot attempts going out to a 15-4 lead. By the time Kobe decided to interject offensively the Lakers lead was 27-10. That first quarter the Lakers shot 73.7 percent, their best shooting quarter of the season. They ended up shooting 51 percent against the No. 2 field goal percentage defense in the league.

Andrew Bynum played 18 minutes in this second game of a back-to-back and was a big body in the paint on defense. Although his three point, five rebound stat line doesn’t reflect it, Bynum did contribute to the game.

And that Laker anger was evident as the starters were still on the court in the waning minutes of the game. The Lakers now take a day off before hitting Philly on Friday.