Lakers vs. 76ers final score: Philadelphia loses 3rd straight, 111-98

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers could not overcome big games from Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace in a 111-98 loss to the Lakers on Saturday.

The Philadelphia 76ers lost their third straight game on Sunday night, falling to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-98 at the Wells Fargo Center. Bryant scored a game-high 34 points on 12-of-21 shooting.

The Sixers (12-12) could not contain the Lakers' (11-14) offense, which was on fire all night long. Los Angeles jumped out to a 28-24 lead after one quarter and extended that lead to 60-50 by halftime despite a barrage of threes from Philadelphia's Nick Young, who started in the place of the injured Jrue Holiday.

The Lakers held a comfortable lead throughout the second half, with the margin reaching single digits briefly a couple of times. Los Angeles finished the night shooting 48.8 percent from the field while drilling 14 three-pointers in the process.

To go along with Bryant's 34 points, Metta World Peace notched a double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Dwight Howard also tallied a double-double, scoring 17 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Young scored 30 points to lead the Sixers. Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes added 16 points each in the loss.

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