Monday , Nov , 17 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 17

=== Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 17 ===

(Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 27 points and Shaquille
O’Neal added 14 to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-77 victory over Miami
on Sunday at Staples Center.

Bryant was 6-of-10 from the field and 15-of-16 from the free throw line.

Karl Malone contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who have won
three in a row. Gary Payton added 13 points and eight assists in the win.

The Lakers increased a 17-point halftime lead to 26 with an eight-point surge
in the third quarter. Leading 59-41, Devean George buried a jumper to start
the run and O’Neal muscled inside for a basket to give Los Angeles a 67-41
cushion with just over five minutes to play in the quarter.

Los Angeles took a 76-58 lead in the fourth quarter and cruised to the easy
22-point win

LA coach Phil Jackson won his 784th game, tying Gene Shue for 11th-place on
the all-time list.

The Lakers finished 0-for-9 from beyond the arc, while shooting 33-of-46 from
the free throw line,

The Lakers are off until Tuesday when they travel to Detroit to meet Ben
Wallace and the Pistons.