Kobe Bryant scored 29 of his 40 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers capped an emotional week with a much-needed 111-107 NBA victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket for a dunk in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 22, 2013. The Lakers capped an emotional week with a much-needed 111-107 victory.
Bryant added seven rebounds and two steals for the Lakers, who have won seven of their last 10 games and stand 3 1/2 games behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings.
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