facebook
twitter
search
search

NBA: LA Lakers 113, LA Clippers 108

April 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 31 points Wednesday and hit a clutch jumper down the stretch that helped lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Los Angeles Clippers 113-108.

The last of Bryant's points came with 29 seconds to play and boosted the Lakers to a four-point lead, bringing them their fourth straight victory.

The Clippers had a six-game winning streak come to an end and fell 2 1/2 games behind the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead.

The Lakers held an 11-point lead heading into the fourth quarter but the Clippers went on an 8-0 run to open the period and eventually tied it with 4:14 to play on a jumper by Chris Paul.

Ramon Sessions then put the Lakers in front for good with a free throw, touching off a game-ending 11-6 surge.

Andrew Bynum led the Lakers with 36 points, making 13-of-20 from the field. The Lakers shot 51 percent.

Caron Butler had 28 points for the Clippers and Paul had 22. The Lakers won the season series 2-1.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Dodgers trade for Mat Latos, Mike Morse from Miami Marlins
Mexico ousts national team coach
Baseball Hall of Fame to change voting eligibility
Andres Blanco's double keeps Philadelphia Phillies rolling
Aggressive Miami Marlins down Washington Nationals