Bulls26252322 -- 96Lakers22272222 -- 93

Chris Duhon scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Chicago won despite 43 points by Kobe Bryant, matching an NBA single-game high this season.

Michael Sweetney, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds, made a free throw with 24 seconds remaining to give the Bulls a 94-93 lead, and Bryant missed badly from close range about 10 seconds later.

Chicago

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24038-8913-1813-48252396Nocioni 28:094-121-21-5149Sweetney 32:248-164-74-123420Chandler 35:343-80-07-15136Hinrich 36:026-142-20-18416Duhon 37:377-122-21-58321Gordon 19:303-100-00-1226Deng 32:555-104-50-62114Songaila 14:572-70-00-3014Basden 2:520-00-00-0010

Percentages: FG .427, FT .722. Three-Point Goals: 7-14, .500 (Duhon 5-7, Hinrich 2-2, Nocioni 0-1, Deng 0-1, Gordon 0-3). Blocked Shots: 5 (Sweetney 3, Chandler 2). Turnovers: 15 (Hinrich 3, Deng 3, Duhon 3, Sweetney 2, Nocioni 2, Gordon 2). Steals: 4 (Sweetney 2, Deng, Songaila). Technical Fouls: Chandler, 4:10 third.

L.A. Lakers

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24033-7821-329-38192193Odom 29:372-41-63-10546Bryant 46:0617-348-121-63343Mihm 30:123-77-82-51413Parker 33:543-120-00-2418Profit 17:500-32-20-2112McKie 15:540-10-00-0100Vujacic 14:062-50-00-3236Bynum 17:371-32-21-3014BCook 21:393-61-21-4227George 13:052-30-01-3024

Percentages: FG .423, FT .656. Three-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Vujacic 2-5, Parker 2-7, Odom 1-2, Bryant 1-4, B.Cook 0-1, Profit 0-2). Blocked Shots: 4 (Bynum 2, Mihm, Odom). Turnovers: 11 (Bryant 3, Odom 3, Mihm, Vujacic, McKie, Parker, Profit). Steals: 9 (Bryant 2, Odom 2, McKie 2, Parker 2, Vujacic). Technical Fouls: Odom, 9:39 third; Bryant, 7:31 third.

A: 18,997 (18,997). T: 2:19.