Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant racked up 30 points and got some
needed support from Jodie Meeks as the Los Angeles Lakers stopped a four-game
losing streak with a 102-96 decision over the Washington Wizards at the
Meeks scored a season-high 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting -- including 4-of-7
from 3-point range -- to offset an off-target night from Bryant and help the
Lakers avoid their first five-game slide since April of 2011.
Bryant finished just 9-of-29 from the field and an ugly 1-of-8 from beyond the
arc, but knocked down 11-of-13 free throw attempts to reach the 30-point mark
for the 13th time this season.
Los Angeles had been 1-11 when Bryant hit that number thus far in 2012-13.
Dwight Howard contributed a double-double to the win, amassing 12 points and
Cartier Martin poured in a season-best 21 points off the bench in the loss,
Washington's fourth in five games. Martell Webster and Nene each ended with 17
points for the Wizards, with Kevin Seraphin adding 16 points and eight
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