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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 108, Houston 99

Jan. 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 37 points and Andrew Bynum dominated in the paint Tuesday in the Los Angeles Lakers' 108-99 win over Houston.

Bryant had six assists and eight rebounds, while Bynum scored 21 points and grabbed 22 rebounds. Pau Gasol added 14 points and Steve Blake scored 11 for the Lakers, who improved to 4-3.

The Lakers outscored the Rockers 32-24 in the fourth quarter.

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and Luis Scola added 20 for the Rockets.

Houston kept it close until the final 4 minutes when Bryant hit three field goals and a free throw to put Los Angeles ahead 100-89 with 1:59 to play.

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