SAN ANTONIO -- No Kobe Bryant? No big deal.
The Lakers led by 26 in a stunning 98-84 victory Wednesday over the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center.
It was their best game of the season, by far, with Andrew Bynum looking as dominant as ever and Metta World Peace scoring an improbable 26 points.
The Lakers were supposed to be short-handed without Bryant and the Spurs were supposed to be rested after sitting Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in their previous game.
The Lakers blew past them as Bynum had 16 points and 30 rebounds. He became only the fifth player in Lakers history with a 30-rebound game, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Mikan and Elgin Baylor.