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Kobe Bryant scored 23 points, Lamar Odom added 19, and Los Angeles beat Chicago for its fourth straight victory.

Bryant, who scored five points in the first half, shot 9 for 21 and finished with eight assists and nine rebounds. Brian Cook scored 16, shooting 8 of 11, and Smush Parker finished with 13 points.

"It's just been patience," Bryant said. "We've said from the beginning, it's a process. This offense is a complicated one, especially for a young team, and we've been patient with each other."

L.A. Lakers

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24038-8410-1510-45272193Odom 348-111-23-74119BCook 26:058-110-01-33616Mihm 29:304-82-22-71510Parker 30:534-102-20-43113Bryant 37:259-215-71-98223Vujacic 25:561-70-00-4123Walton 260-60-22-5740Profit 12:483-40-00-3006Bynum 7:240-30-00-0000George 9:591-30-01-3003

Percentages: FG .452, FT .667. Three-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Parker 3-7, Odom 2-2, George 1-1, Vujacic 1-5, Bryant 0-1, Walton 0-2). Blocked Shots: 4 (Mihm 2, Odom, Parker). Turnovers: 10 (Bryant 4, B.Cook 3, Walton, Mihm, Odom). Steals: 6 (George 2, Walton 2, Bryant, Vujacic). Technical Fouls: Coach P.Jackson, 7:32 third.

Chicago

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24031-8016-208-37181680Nocioni 18:052-70-00-2034Sweetney 33:399-164-53-121322Chandler 28:040-21-21-5211Hinrich 43:3510-175-50-27426Duhon 23:031-40-00-0432Deng 32:135-143-42-61114Songaila 7:430-40-01-1000Pargo 28:283-112-21-4308Harrington 8:321-31-20-3003Basden 16:380-20-00-2010

Percentages: FG .388, FT .800. Three-Point Goals: 2-15, .133 (Hinrich 1-3, Deng 1-4, Nocioni 0-2, Duhon 0-2, Pargo 0-4). Blocked Shots: 5 (Sweetney 4, Chandler). Turnovers: 10 (Hinrich 3, Pargo 3, Duhon 2, Sweetney, Basden). Steals: 7 (Pargo 3, Chandler 2, Hinrich, Harrington).

A: 22,410 (21,711). T: 2:23.