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Kobe lifts Lakers to comeback win over Bobcats

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers once again dug themselves a huge hole against a lowly Charlotte Bobcats team, but once again found a way to rally from the jaws of defeat.

Kobe Bryant scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Los Angeles overcame a 20-point deficit to down Charlotte, 100-93, on Friday.

Bryant also tallied eight assists with seven rebounds to prevent the Lakers from a second straight defeat. Earl Clark chipped in 17 points and 10 boards, while Dwight Howard came through with 12 points and 11 rebounds to help Los Angeles to its seventh win in nine games.

The Bobcats, losers of six straight, blew an 18-point lead in a loss to the Lakers back on Dec. 18 at Staples Center.

Byron Mullens and Gerald Henderson each put forth double-doubles for Charlotte, with both scoring 20 points apiece. Mullens tallied 12 rebounds and Henderson had 10.

Kemba Walker contributed 18 points with eight assists in defeat.

02/08 21:37:50 ET