Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets
HOUSTON, TX - Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets.
It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9 start.
Los Angeles used a 7-1 run, highlighted by Bryant's three-point play and capped by four free throws from Johnson, to take a 94-92 lead with less than a minute left. Nick Young and Bryant added two free throws apiece to secure the victory.
Tarik Black, a rookie who was filling in for the injured Howard, missed a free throw and a jump shot down the stretch.
James Harden led the Rockets with 24 points.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Ascension Parish accepts DOTD roads transfer
Livingston Parish School employees demand pay bump
Responses pour in after On Your Side report profiling man's bike troubles
Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks
Last animal shelter in Ascension facing possible closure, considering tax for funding
LSU Track star Aleia Hobbs happy she could represent her home state...
14-year-old CoCo Gauff wants to be the next star in pro tennis
Pete Jenkins reflects on 2017 season
Temeka Johnson basketball camp about more than the game
Saints looking to fill backfield void during Ingram's 4-game absence