Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant shot 14-of-27 from the field and
a perfect 18-of-18 from the foul line for a season-high 47 points as the Los
Angeles Lakers held off the Portland Trail Blazers, 113-106.
Bryant stuffed the stat sheet elsewhere as well, finishing with eight
rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals for the Lakers, who have
won five of six and moved a game up on Utah for the eighth and final playoff
spot in the Western Conference.
Pau Gasol tallied 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, while Dwight
Howard added 20 points, 10 boards and three blocks.
Damian Lillard scored a career-best 38 points while dishing out nine assists
for Portland, which extended its losing streak to nine games. LaMarcus
Aldridge notched a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Luke
Babbitt shot 4-of-5 from 3-point range for 12 points off the bench.
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