The AP reports:

Bryant scores 28 to lead Lakers over Mavs

Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 110-82 in a testy affair in which four players were ejected Thursday night.

Early in the fourth quarter, the Lakers’ Matt Barnes and the Mavericks’ Jason Terry and Brendan Haywood were thrown out following an altercation under the basket. Los Angeles’ Shannon Brown was later ejected in a separate incident.

InsideHoops.com notes: The Lakers shot 44.7 percent from the field; the Mavs only hit 36.1 percent. The Lakers hit 28-of-39 free throws; the Mavs 16-of-23. For Dallas in the loss, Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and 13 rebounds, but no other starter scored more than nine points. Off the Dallas bench, Peja Stojakovic scored 13 while Jose Barea had 10.