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NBA: LA Lakers 124, Philadelphia 93

Jan. 5, 2008 at 1:18 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Javaris Crittenton led seven players in double figures with 19 points Friday, carrying the Los Angeles Lakers past Philadelphia 124-93.

Derek Fisher and Andrew Bynum had 17 points each and Bynum had 16 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Lakers who have won five of their last six games and 11 of 14.

The Lakers shot an overwhelming 67 percent from the field in hammering the road weary 76ers. This was the fifth game of a six-game road trip for Philadelphia, which wilted in the second quarter and faded away in the second half.

Philadelphia has won just once in its last nine road games against the Lakers.

Jordan Farmer had 16 and Ronny Turiaf 15 for LA. Kobe Bryant, who sat out most of the game while his teammates poured it on, had just 15.

The 76ers were paced by Lou Williams with 17 points.

The Lakers had an eight-point lead after one period, and then scored the first nine points of the second. Philadelphia managed only 14 points in the second quarter and trailed at the half by 24.

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