Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-108 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. The win was the fourth straight for the Lakers (39-22), who swept their season series against Dallas, winning all four encounters.
Metta World Peace added 18 points for the Lakers, including a turn-around jumper from 18 feet with 1:04 remaining in overtime to expand the Lakers' lead to four points. World Peace also chipped in with six rebounds and four assists.
Ramon Sessions had 22 points and five assists for the Lakers, and Pau Gasol had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Gasol hit two free throws in the final second to ice the game.
Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Mavericks. He missed a potential game-winning three-point attempt from the top of the arc as time expired in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers conclude their homestand Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center.
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