Bryant also provided eight rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Lakers stayed hot with their sixth win in seven contests.
Howard missed the game with a shoulder injury while World Peace was serving a one-game suspension, but Los Angeles went on a decisive 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to lock up the win.
The Nets got 30 points from Brook Lopez in the loss.
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