Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers 12/16/12: Video Highlights and Recap

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2012

Step back from the ledge, Los Angeles Lakers fans, the star-studded Purple and Gold have won two games in a row. 

They beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-98, on Sunday night in Philadelphia. The Lakers improved to 11-14 with the win, as the Sixers fell to 12-12. 

The Lakers controlled this game from start to finish and did so by getting good ball movement and good looks at the basket. 

For the game, they shot 48.8 percent from the field and 41.2 percent on 34 three-pointers. 

This is the first time the Lakers have won back-to-back games since Nov. 20. 

Check out the full box score here


Player of the Game: Metta World Peace

Kobe Bryant outpaced all other scorers with 34 points, but it is Mr. Peace that deserves this game ball. Metta is having an excellent season, and he played a great game. 

He finished with 19 points, and he was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. He also played outstanding defense, as he added four steals, two blocks and a career-high 16 rebounds. 



What's Next?

This was the last of a four-game road trip for the Lakers. They will return home to host the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday. 

The 76ers will hit the road for a two-game swing through Texas, as they will take on the Mavericks on Tuesday and the Rockets on Wednesday.