Lakers 109, Bobcats 93

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Bryant, who scored 21 fourth-quarter points and hit a game-winning jumper in the final second the last time the teams met on March 12 at Charlotte, N.C., matched that total in the first half. But the Bobcats led 58-54 at intermission with 12 points each from Carroll and Knight. LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Chris Mihm got seven of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-93 exhibition victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. Matt Carroll scored 21 points off the bench for the Bobcats, who were missing Emeka Okafor with back spasms, Gerald Wallace because of a sore right wrist and Raymond Felton due to a sore left wrist. Brevin Knight had 14 points and nine assists for Charlotte. Neither team led by more than three points over the last 9:18 of the third quarter. The Bobcats were held scoreless over the first 5:45 of the fourth, missing seven shots during that stretch and committing three of their 19 turnovers. The Lakers pulled away with a pair of three-point plays by Chris Mihm 21 seconds apart, taking a 93-82 lead with 6:27 to play. Jake Voskuhl and Melvin Ely each fouled out on the layups by Mihm, and Los Angeles scored nine straight points for a 102-84 lead after Bernard Robinson’s dunk ended Charlotte’s scoring drought. Lakers forward Lamar Odom played 23 minutes, going 0-for-6 from the field. He got his first assist of the game in the third quarter on an alley-oop feed converted by Kwame Brown, whose slam dunk gave the Lakers a 67-64 lead with 7:35 left in the period. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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