ESPN: Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, seven of his teammates also scored in double digits, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Seattle 130-105 on Friday night, sending the SuperSonics to their 10th straight loss and completing a sweep of the four-game season series.

The Western Conference-leading Lakers returned to Staples Center from an arduous 2-2 road trip that concluded with victories over Dallas and Utah — who were a combined 58-8 at home before they got there. They never trailed in their sixth straight win over the Sonics, whose 16-53 record is the second-worst in the NBA.

Lakers center Pau Gasol, who sprained his left ankle during the opening game of the trip, missed his fourth straight contest. Friday’s signing of 33-year-old forward Ira Newble to a 10-day contract enabled coach Phil Jackson to dress 11 players and fortify a roster further handcuffed by lengthy injuries to Andrew Bynum, Trevor Ariza and Chris Mihm.

Luke Walton scored all of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while Bryant, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher remained on the bench. All the Lakers’ starters scored in double digits, and the team is 14-1 when that happens.

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  • http://lakers.com k0be da 1 andonly

    ” All day mother f****s, all day! “

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    great all around game, luke played good in the 4th , hopefully ths will build his confidence and dj, coby, ira, everybody scored and played very well…

  • Smush Walton

    Smush Walton finally showed some sings of life. Maybe he figured out why Ira was picked up. Better shape up Smush or its to the D League with you.

  • KOBEISKING

    if you guys read until the end of the article it says “Jackson does’nt expect pua gasol to be back against golden state sunday and monday =(

  • http://myspace kobe_next_MJ

    Great Game…i agree Luke played good in the 4th..needs to play like this errday

  • http://bestplayerontheplanet.com chase

    Don’t forget Vlade had a great game! His second solid performance in a row. Yeah Luke played well, but only when it didn’t really matter.

  • kwame walton

    WOW! KWAME WALTON HAD HIS FIRST DECENT GAME OF THE SEASON. HE PASSED ALL OF OUR EXPECTATIONS…. YEAH RIGHT! TRADE THIS F@G