Saturday , Nov , 29 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 29

=== Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – November 29 ===

(Sports Network) – Karl Malone recorded his fourth career triple-double with
10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Los Angeles Lakers pounded the
San Antonio Spurs, 103-87, Friday at the Staples Center.

Devean George led all scorers with a season-high 19 points and Gary Payton and
Kobe Bryant each added 17 for the Lakers, who won their fifth straight and for
the eighth time in their last nine games.

The Lakers have won all nine of their home games this season and tied a Los
Angeles-era record with their 24th straight home win. LA hasn’t lost a regular
season home game since February 16 to the New York Knicks, and tied the record
set between the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons.

Superstar center Shaquille O’Neal returned to the lineup for the Lakers after
missing the last two games because of a strained right calf. However, he
played just 25 minutes and recorded seven points.

The Lakers are off until Sunday when they host the Indiana Pacers.