Found April 14, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers staged a dramatic rally in the fourth quarter for a win in their first game since losing Kobe Bryant for the season, beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 Sunday night to stay in position for a playoff berth. Steve Blake scored 23 points for the Lakers (44-37), who lead Utah (42-38) by 1 games for the eighth postseason spot in the Western Conference after their seventh win in eight games. Bryant limped off the Staples Center floor with a torn Achilles tendon Friday night. Tim Duncan had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who have lost six straight road games. San Antonio (58-22) is likely to finish second in the West behind Oklahoma City (59-21), which holds the tiebreaker. Kobe Bryant responded minutes after the win: Whew!! Well done my dudes. Well done. UNO MAS playoffs Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 15, 2013

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