Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Basketball

Lakers erase 18-point deficit and send Bobcats to 12th straight loss, 101-100

  • d08c6d889c4b1d23240f6a7067001aac.jpg

    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant drives to the basket between Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens, left, and Bismack Biyombo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

  • 0dac06fc9c511d23240f6a7067009d71.jpg

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, middle, steals the ball from Charlotte Bobcats' Byron Mullens, left, as Kobe Bryant watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

  • 5fc970419c471c23240f6a706700a391.jpg

    Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, right, is fouled by Charlotte Bobcats center Byron Mullens during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

  • d1a8c24f9c3e1c23240f6a7067008e00.jpg

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, blocks a shot by Charlotte Bobcats forward Bismack Biyombo during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

  • 391c208c9c3d1c23240f6a7067007ad8.jpg

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, middle, celebrates his dunk between Charlotte Bobcats guard Ben Gordon, right, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

Kobe Bryant scored four of his 30 points in the final 1:26 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte 101-100 on Tuesday night, handing the Bobcats their 12th straight loss.

Jodie Meeks and Metta World Peace each had 17 points for the Lakers, who won their third straight to match their longest winning streak of the season. Pau Gasol, back after missing eight games with tendinitis in both knees, had 10 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes and shot 3 for 10.

World Peace was not in the starting lineup for the first time after starting the first 25 games. Reserve center Jordan Hill missed his third straight game because of back spasms.

Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 28 points, reserve Ramon Sessions added 20 and Gerald Henderson had 19. Byron Mullens finished with 17 rebounds and 13 points.