Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, chats with center Dwight Howard during the first half of the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:49 pm
Lakers beat Cavs 113-93, snap 6-game skid
By GREG BEACHAMAP Sports Writer
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who finally earned their first victory of 2013 while ending their longest skid since February 2007. Howard went 9 for 11 despite his injured shoulder while leading Los Angeles to a comfortable victory over the lowly Cavaliers, who beat the Lakers last month.
Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters scored 15 points apiece for Cleveland, which has lost seven of nine. Alonzo Gee added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who fell behind by 19 points in the first quarter of their second stop on a five-game West Coast road trip.