LOS ANGELES -- After the arduous and challenging road trip the Lakers had just completed against four of the best teams in the Western Conference, a visit from the lowly Seattle SuperSonics couldn't have come at a better time -- especially without a day off in-between.
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, seven of his teammates also finished in double digits on Friday night, and Los Angeles remained on top of the Western Conference standings with a 130-105 rout of the club with the second-worst record in the NBA.
Luke Walton scored all of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to tie a season high, while Bryant, Lamar Odom, Derek Fisher and Ronny Turiaf all spent the final 12 minutes on the bench. Odom had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Every Lakers starter scored in double digits, and the team is 14-1 when that happens.
Los Angeles went 2-2 on a trip that began with losses to New Orleans and Houston and concluded with victories over Dallas and Utah -- two teams that were a combined 58-8 at home before the Lakers arrived. The Lakers beat the Jazz 106-95 on Thursday.
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TRAIL BLAZERS 107, CLIPPERS 102, at Portland, Ore. -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Brandon Roy had 21 points and six assists, and Portland handed Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss.
NUGGETS 125, NETS 114, at East Rutherford, N.J. -- Allen Iverson had 26 points and nine assists, and led a 18-1 second-half spurt that carried Denver past New Jersey.
CAVALIERS 90, RAPTORS 83, at Cleveland -- LeBron James passed Brad Daugherty as Cleveland's career scoring leader in the first quarter and finished with 29 points in a win over Toronto.
WIZARDS 103, HEAT 86, at Miami -- Caron Butler scored 25 points to help Washington hand Miami its 10th loss in 11 games. Butler eclipsed the 20-point mark for the first time in five games since returning from a strained hip flexor that kept him out of the previous 16 games.
GRIZZLIES 120, KNICKS 106, at New York -- Mike Miller scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half, and Memphis snapped an 18-game road losing streak. The Grizzlies won for the first time away from Memphis since beating Indiana on Jan. 2.
PACERS 124, TIMBERWOLVES 113, at Indianapolis -- Danny Granger scored 32 points to help Indiana beat Minnesota for its fifth consecutive victory at Conseco Fieldhouse.
MAGIC 113, 76ERS 95, at Orlando, Fla. -- Rashard Lewis scored 18 points, leading eight Orlando players in double figures in a victory over Philadelphia.