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NBA Roundup: Bryant lifts Lakers past Hornets

February 23, 2002

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— Kobe Bryant hit an 18-foot fadeaway jumper as time expired Friday night to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 96-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Bryant, who scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, took his shot over Charlotte's George Lynch and fell backward to the floor as he watched it sail through the net for the Lakers' sixth straight win over Charlotte.

Bryant's teammates ran over to pick him up and celebrate as Charlotte's Baron Davis, who scored a game-high 37 points, kicked the basketball high up into the air and tossed his headband across the floor in disgust.

SuperSonics 99, Hawks 96

Seattle Gary Payton and Jerome James had baskets and Desmond Mason hit two free throws in the final minute as Seattle beat Atlanta.

Bulls 91, Suns 83

Chicago Jalen Rose scored 22 points and reserve Marcus Fizer added 21 as Chicago held off Phoenix. Tyson Chandler added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, who are 2-0 since adding Rose from the Indiana Pacers.

Bucks 116, Warriors 112

Milwaukee Ray Allen made four free throws in the final 11.1 seconds to cap a fourth-quarter comeback and lift Milwaukee over Golden State

Cavaliers 103, Pacers 93

Indianapolis Andre Miller scored 27 points and Ricky Davis added 20 as Cleveland defeated Indiana.

Pistons 80, Raptors 72

Toronto Clifford Robinson scored 21 points and former Raptor Corliss Williamson had 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as Detroit set a franchise record with its seventh straight road victory.

Nets 115, Knicks 93

East Rutherford, N.J. Jason Kidd had 17 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds and single-handedly halted New York's rally from a 29-point deficit in leading the Nets over the Knicks.

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