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Undermanned Bucks down Lakers

Drew Gooden had 23 points and the Milwaukee plus minutes of a 100-89 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

The Lakers lost for the fourth time in five games and fell to 1-7 on the road this season, while Milwaukee opened a three-game home stand with a win despite missing two of its best players.

Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Dunleavy scored 15 points apiece off the bench and sparked a 17-0 run in between the first and second quarter that gave the Bucks the lead for good.

Kobe Bryant had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds to lead Los Angeles while Pau Gasol chipped in 12 points and 15 rebounds.

The Bucks were without injured center Andrew Bogut, who will miss up to three months with a fractured left ankle; and guard Stephen Jackson, who served a one-game suspension for verbally abusing an official and not leaving the court in a timely manner against the Bulls on Friday.