The Los Angeles Lakers sent the Washington Wizards to their 11th straight loss, 99-92 Sunday night at the Staples Center. The second quarter was where all the action was at, Kobe scored 20 points in a series of different jump shots.
The was the sixth straight win for the lakers, and it wasnt a hard win with a 26 point lead after halftime. Pau Gasol had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Ron Artest added 16 points for the Lakers.
Kobe only fell one point shy of matching Alex English for 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list, after nailing four 3-pointers and scoring 16 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes before halftime.
“We did a good job. I saw what I wanted to see,” Bryant said. “We didn’t close the game out the right way, but I liked what I saw. We didn’t miss too many assignments defensively. We did a really good job.”
Los Angeles improved the Western Conference’s best record to 52-18 with a league-best 32nd home victory.