LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead short jumper with 12.4 seconds to play, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to an 88-87 comeback victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
Roy Hibbert missed a difficult jumper off a broken play as time expired to end the Lakers’ third win in 10 games.
Bryant scored nine points in the final 2:32 while the Lakers rallied past the Pacers, who blew a 13-point lead in the second half.
Bryant hit a contested 3-pointer from the corner to put the Lakers up 84-82 with 2 minutes to play, but Solomon Hill answered with a 3-pointer for the Pacers, who repeatedly grabbed key offensive rebounds. Bryant missed a 3-foot shot with 50 seconds left, but redeemed himself with the winning 4-footer.
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