Saturday , Nov , 22 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 22

=== Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 22 ===

(Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Los
Angeles Lakers over the Chicago Bulls, 101-94, on Friday at the Staples
Center.

Gary Payton added 15 points for the Lakers, who have won five of their last
six games. Shaquille O’Neal also netted 15 points before leaving the game with
a strained calf, but the Lakers still improved to 6-0 at home this season
despite the departure of their superstar.

The Lakers posted a game-deciding 10-0 run in the fourth quarter and they led
the rest of the way. Bryon Russell capped off the burst with a three-pointer
and the Lakers led 86-80 with 7:05 to play.

The Bulls then recorded four quick points and cut the deficit to 86-84 on a
Scottie Pippen basket.

But the Lakers rattled off six unanswered points to end the threat.

The Lakers are off until Sunday when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in the
second of a five-game homestand.

LAL