LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (Ticker) -- Kobe Bryant sat out, so Lamar Odom stepped up against the Phoenix Suns in a playoff rematch.

Odom scored 34 points, and Andrew Bynum added 18 in his first career start, as the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 19-point first-quarter deficit to post a 114-106 victory over the Suns in the season opener for both teams.

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Offseason acquisition Maurice Evans netted 17 points for the Lakers, who dropped last year's first-round playoff series against the Suns.

The NBA's leading scorer last season, Bryant sat out with soreness in his surgically repaired knee.

Odom, the team's second-leading scorer last season, stepped up with Bryant in street clothes. He shot 12-of-24 from the floor and collected 13 rebounds and six assists.

Bynum, the 10th overall pick in 2005, got the start after playing limited minutes last season. The 19-year-old 7-footer shot 7-of-11 from the floor and added nine rebounds.

Trailing by as many as 19 points, and by 15 at the end of the opening period, the Lakers outscored the Suns, 88-65, in the final three quarters.

Leandro Barbosa had 30 points and reigning two-time MVP Steve Nash added 15 and 13 assists for the Suns, who shot 52 percent but were outrebounded, 43-29.