NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 112, Cleveland 57

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum had 15 points each and the Los Angeles Lakers defense forced 19 turnovers en route to a 112-57 drubbing of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Lakers set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in the rout and led by as many as 56 points in the fourth quarter.


Pau Gasol scored 13 points for the Lakers, who shot 53.5 percent from the field to Cleveland's 29.9 percent. Kobe Bryant scored 13 in 23 minutes of playing time.

Alonzo Gee had 12 points and Ramon Sessions 10 for the Cavaliers, who have lost 11 in a row and 17 consecutive road games.

Los Angeles started the game with a 13-2 run and never looked back. The Lakers led 57-25 at halftime and then shot 70 percent in the third quarter.

Cleveland did not score more than 16 points in any one quarter.

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