LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the final 3:14, leading the Los Angeles Lakers’ fourth-quarter comeback for a 98-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Carlos Boozer added 15 points for the Lakers, who snapped their three-game skid by rallying from a 12-point deficit in the second half.
After Bryant tied it at 92 with a breakaway dunk and a clutch 3-pointer, Jordan Hill’s layup on a sharp pass from Bryant put the Lakers ahead 94-93 with 1:39 to play.
The Kings went back in front on a driving layup by Darren Collison, but Bryant hit two free throws for the lead with 34 seconds left before Rudy Gay missed an open 3-pointer for Sacramento, which has lost six of eight.
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