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Lakers 103, Washington Wizards 91 - The game wasn’t as close as the final score indicates. The Lakers led by 22 at halftime, and led by as much as 25 points in the third quarter. Kobe Bryant, who outscored the Wizards in the first quarter 19-15, ended up with 30 points on 10-15 shooting with eight free throws. Vladamir Radmanovic, Lamar Odom and Ronny Turiaf rounded out the starters with double-figure scoring, and Sasha Vujacic came off the bench with 12 points (contract year anyone?).

The man of the weekend, new Laker big man Pau Gasol, sat his beard down on the bench and just took in the game. He is expected to play in Tuesday’s game at the New Jersey Nets.

So far, the Lakers are 2-1 on the road trip, currently the fifth seed in the Western Conference only 2 ½ games back of the Phoenix Suns. If the season ended last night, they would play fourth seed Utah Jazz and have the home court advantage.

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Today’s Action - The Clip Show at the New York Knicks (4:30 pm on KTLA Channel 5 and KSPN 710am). Yup, it’s definitely the post-Super Bowl daze.

AP Photo by Evan Vucci