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Philadelphia 76ers vs. L.A. Lakers: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 1, 2013

The Philadelphia 76ers started the new year off right, improving to 15-17 on the season with a 103-99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jrue Holiday shined in his homecoming to Southern California, leading the Sixers with 26 points and 10 assists.

Evan Turner bounced back from a stretch of rotten games, posting a double-double that included 22 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

As for the Lakers, Kobe Bryant was the only constant on the evening, as the Lower Merion High School product posted a game-high 36 points on 14-of-29 shooting.

A gloomy sign for Mike D'Antoni's bunch, Metta World Peace (13 points) outscored Steve Nash (12 points), Pau Gasol (11 points) and Dwight Howard (seven points) in 32 minutes off of the bench.

The x-factor for the Sixers on Tuesday night was Spencer Hawes, who contributed several timely buckets in the second half, finishing with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds in a big role off of the bench.

The Lakers fall to 15-16 on the season with the loss, and will be searching for answers after perhaps their ugliest performance of the season.

Keep it locked here on Bleacher Report throughout the evening for continuing coverage of the Sixers' big win over the Lakers.

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