January 1, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24), power forward Pau Gasol (16) and center Dwight Howard (12) walk off the court as Philadelphia 76ers small forward Evan Turner (12) hugs point guard Jrue Holiday (11) at the end of the game at the Staples Center. 76ers won 103-99. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Recap

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night 103-99 and lead throughout the whole game even though it got close at some points. As I said in the preview, the Sixers needed to start off quick to have a chance in this game and they did. At the end of the first quarter, they were up 28-25 over the Lakers and that’s all they needed.

The Sixers were led by the young backcourt of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. For Holiday this was a homecoming game for him as he is a California native and he definitely showed up and outplayed Lakers point guard Steve Nash. Holiday scored 26 points and had 10 assists. On the other hand, Steve Nash scored 12 points and dished out 10 assists.

Evan Turner had a great game just like his teammate Jrue Holiday. Turner had 22 points and 13 rebounds, 12 of those rebounds came on the defensive side. But when you talk about the Lakers, you always got to mention Kobe Bryant.

Kobe showed up Tuesday night and scored 36 points, grabbed six rebounds and had no assists. Yes Kobe did not have any assists but kept still kept the Lakers in striking distance.

With this victory, the Sixers snapped their two game losing streak on this eight game road trip. The Sixers record on the season is now 15-17 and they are 2-3 on their eight game road trip. On Wednesday night, they take on the Phoenix Suns at 9:00 pm ET in the second game of a back to back.

Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.

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