Hornets take Lakers into overtime
The New Orleans Hornets pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to overtime before Kobe Bryant scored 33 points to help the "West Coast Kings" win their fourth straight game and second straight in overtime, 107-101 on Wednesday night. For the second night in a row, the Lakers climbed out of a double-digit hole in the second half to force an extra period. On Tuesday night, they came back from 17 down to win at Memphis in double-overtime. The Hornets also led by as many as 17 late in the second quarter and 15 in the second half. The Lakers needed only one extra session in New Orleans, taking the lead on Derek Fisher's jumper in the final minute and going ahead 102-99 on Metta World Peace's steal and fast-break layup.