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Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- Give credit to the ice running through his veins for Kobe Bryant's offensive prowess in his 17th NBA season. He does, after all, lead the league in scoring. But Bryant credits something else for his defense on Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, on Tuesday night. Still ice, just not in his veins. The Los Angeles Lakers put the clamps on the Milwaukee backcourt, and Bryant and Dwight Howard each scored 31 points in a 104-88 win over the Bucks at Staples Center. The Lakers won their second consecutive game by ratcheting up the defensive effort, a task that plagued the team during its recent six-game losing streak and for much of the season. Two days after holding the Cleveland Cavaliers to 41 percent shooting while leading by as much as 30 in a 20-point win at Staples Center, the Lakers held Milwaukee to 35.8 percent shooting (34-for-95). The Bucks shot just 7-for-28 from 3-point range, including a combin...
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Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Kobe Bryant also scored 31 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-88 Tuesday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.
Metta World Peace added 12 points as the Lakers prepared for Thursday's visit from the NBA champion Miami Heat with an impressive effort against the Bucks, who lost for the...
It was probably only a matter of time before the Los Angeles Lakers got healthy and figured it out.
Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks just happened to be in their way.
A sluggish offensive night, missed free throws and turnovers gave the Bucks little chance to compete with a Lakers group that seems to be hitting their stride.
Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard combined for 62 points...
Game time: 10:30 p.m. ETTV: TNT
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