Kobe, Lakers Hold off Hawks to Get Back to .500

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Kobe, Lakers Hold off Hawks to Get Back to .500
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit the go-ahead layup with 9 seconds left, leading the Los Angeles Lakers back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a 99-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Steve Blake stole Josh Smith's final pass in the waning seconds for the Lakers (30-30), who blew a 16-point lead in the second half before Bryant scored their last six points...

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