(LOS ANGELES) — Kobe Bryant saved the Los Angeles Lakers again.
Bryant scored the go-ahead layup with nine seconds left to lift the Lakers to a 99-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Staples Center.
Bryant scored 34 points overall, with 11 coming in the fourth quarter. “I just had to attack,” Bryant said. “I wanted to attack and just go right at them. Take the game to them. Be aggressive. Be physical. And it worked out.”
After Bryant hit his layup, Steve Blake stole a pass from Atlanta’s Josh Smith in the final seconds to seal a win for the Lakers (30-30).
The Lakers have won six of their last eight games.
Al Horford had 24 points for Atlanta.
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