Thursday , Nov , 27 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 27

=== Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 27 ===

(Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant scored 22 points to lead the Los Angeles
Lakers to an easy 120-99 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at
Staples Center.

Devean George netted a season-high 18 points for the Lakers, who have won four
straight and seven of their last eight games. Los Angeles played without star
center Shaquille O’Neal, who has missed the past two games with a strained
calf.

Derek Fisher and Kareem Rush each had 14 points for Los Angeles, which had
eight players in double figures. Karl Malone chipped in 13, Slava Medvedenko
scored 11 and Gary Payton and Bryon Russell both had 10 points in the win.

Los Angeles is 8-0 at home this year and has won 23 straight at home dating
back to last season. The Los Angeles Laker record is 24 straight home wins set
between 1987-89.

The franchise record for consecutive home wins is 30 set by the Minneapolis
Lakers between 1949-51..

The Lakers had eight players in double figures for the first time since
February 19, 1998.

The Lakers are off until Friday when they host the San Antonio Spurs.

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