Wednesday , Dec , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – December 1

=== Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – December 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers go for their third straight victory
and seventh in nine games this evening, when they battle the listless Chicago
Bulls at the United Center.

The Lakers dominated this series in recent years, winning three straight and
nine of the last 12. The Lakers have won three of their last five trips to the
Windy City.

Los Angeles is coming off a 95-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday
night at the Bradley Center. Brian Cook registered career highs of 25 points
and 11 rebounds off the bench to lead the Lakers to the win.

Kobe Bryant added 20 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in the win — the
Lakers’ sixth in eight games. Lamar Odom chipped in 16 points and 11 boards,
while Chucky Atkins tacked on 13 points. Caron Butler added 10 points in the
victory.

Overall, the Lakers have won eight straight against the Bucks, including four
in a row at Milwaukee.

The Lakers hit 45.3 percent from the field, while draining 74 percent (17-
of-23) of their free throws. LA hit 10-of-26 (.385) from three-point range in
the win.

Los Angeles, which is playing the finale of its two-game road trip, has
tallied a 3-4 mark away from home this year.

LAL