Dwight Howard contributed 17 points and 11 boards as the Lakers won their second straight in the wake of a four-game skid. Darius Morris (15 points) and former 76ers star Jodie Meeks (12) also played big roles in the Lakers' triumph.
Bryant also handed out six assists.
Philadelphia struggled in their second consecutive game without point guard Jrue Holiday, who is out with a foot injury.
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