Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers earned a 100-94 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday at Staples Center. The Lakers (14-14) won their fifth consecutive game to move back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 30. With a win against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Los Angeles would be above .500 for just the second time this season. Bryant topped the 30-point mark for the ninth straight game as he hit 14 of 24 shots from the field, including 6-of-10 shooting in the first quarter, when he had 13 points. The Lakers turned to Metta World Peace in the second quarter, and he had 16 of his 20 points in that period, including three 3-pointers. With World Peace on his game, Los Angeles went big for most of the matchup, and they used their bulk to deal New York (20-8) its third loss in five games. The result was a reversal of the team's first matchup, the Lakers' last loss, when New York took the 116-107 win at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13. ...
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