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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Shannon Brown added 16 of his 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-107 on Tuesday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
Los Angeles had started 8-0 before the consecutive losses, but Brown and Bryant sparked the Lakers on both ends of the floor against what had been the stingiest defense in the NBA.
Bryant scored 13 points in the third quarter, including seven straight in a crucial stretch. Brown didn’t skip a beat in the fourth, hitting four 3-pointers that stifled the Bucks’ rally.
Brandon Jennings scored 31 points, Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 18 rebounds, and Drew Gooden added 22 points and 13 boards for Milwaukee (5-6), which had its three-game winning streak end.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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