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The Pacers dissolved in a series of miscues, with their seven turnovers leading to 10 points. Bynum and Brown came up with big blocked shots, too. Indiana's offense broke down, with the Pacers making 7-of-20 shots in the quarter.
Fans began pouring out of Staples with nearly 6 minutes remaining. During a timeout, Odom and Gasol gazed at the overhead scoreboard checking out other NBA scores. Bryant spent the rest of the game on the bench along with the other starters.
After trailing most of the opening quarter, the Lakers got a boost from Brown, Farmar and Adam Morrison in the second. Their early scoring put the Lakers back in front, and Gasol and Bryant kept them there with eight points apiece.
Still, the Pacers were better at the line and from 3-point range in the first half, with Murphy already exceeding his scoring average by the break.
NOTES: The Pacers haven't beaten the Lakers in Los Angeles since Feb. 14, 1999, when the Lakers still played at the Forum. ... The Lakers' 14-0 mark at Staples includes three playoff wins against Indiana. ... Los Angeles reached 100 points for the first time since defeating Golden State 104-94 on Feb. 16.
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