facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 102, Washington 96

Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant scored 30 points while missing 20 shots Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to defeat Washington 102-96.

The Lakers recorded a much-needed victory against the NBA's worst team. Los Angeles ended a four-game losing streak that had put them 7 1/2 games behind the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.

After taking a 14-point lead into the fourth period, the Lakers saw their advantage trimmed to three with 5:30 to go in the contest.

Dwight Howard then made a hook shot and Bryant converted three free throws to boost Los Angeles back in front by eight.

Bryant went 9-of-29 from the field. Jodie Meeks played 30 minutes off the bench and scored 24 points for the Lakers.

Washington, a winner just three times this season in 20 outings, was led by 21 points from Cartier Martin.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
ESPN reports on Michael Sam's showering habits, gets slammed
2
NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon
3
National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Pittsburgh
4
West Division showdown pits Eskimos against Stampeders
5
2014 FIBA World Cup Rosters
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback