Bobcats24242525 -- 98Lakers28182330 -- 99

Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and made two free throws with seven seconds remaining.

Bryant was just 9 of 30 from the field, but he made 11 of 12 free throws, including the winning pair after being fouled by Bernard Robinson.

Melvin Ely scored 20 points, Brevin Knight added 17 and Emeka Okafor grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, who lost their ninth in a row on the road. They remain winless in eight games against Western Conference opponents.

Charlotte

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24040-8115-2315-39192198Wallace 32:123-100-01-1027Okafor 37:092-125-84-12239Brezec 15:562-40-02-3104Bogans 24:145-90-02-31412Knight 347-143-60-28217Robinson 17:365-63-32-42313Ely 28:2710-130-03-53320Felton 141-40-00-1212Jones 14:053-40-00-2036Carroll 7:570-21-20-1001May 14:242-33-41-5007

Percentages: FG .494, FT .652. Three-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (Bogans 2-4, Wallace 1-4, Jones 0-1, Carroll 0-2, Felton 0-3). Blocked Shots: 5 (Okafor 3, Bogans, Ely). Turnovers: 13 (Okafor 3, Robinson 3, Knight 2, Felton 2, Bogans, Wallace, May). Steals: 9 (Knight 4, Robinson 3, Ely, Felton).

L.A. Lakers

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24036-8520-2221-46221899Cook 29:535-90-04-71211Odom 39:543-110-05-101117Mihm 38:369-123-44-91421Parker 24:542-60-01-3026Bryant 40:159-3011-122-64329George 7:191-40-01-1002Vujacic 23:063-34-41-24312Bynum 8:550-20-01-4020Walton 19:173-70-02-3116Profit 7:511-12-20-1005

Percentages: FG .424, FT .909. Three-Point Goals: 7-15, .467 (Vujacic 2-2, Parker 2-4, Cook 1-1, Profit 1-1, Odom 1-2, Walton 0-1, Bryant 0-4). Blocked Shots: 7 (Mihm 3, Profit 2, Cook, Bynum). Turnovers: 15 (Parker 4, Mihm 3, Odom 3, Bryant 2, George, Vujacic, Profit). Steals: 7 (Odom 2, Vujacic 2, Bryant, Cook, Profit).

A: 18,506 (18,997). T: 2:16.