Saturday , Dec , 04 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – December 4

=== Los Angeles Lakers Team Report – December 4 ===

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers posted a victory against the Golden
State Warriors on Friday evening.

Caron Butler netted a season-best 27 points and Kobe Bryant compiled a triple-
double as the LA earned a 97-88 victory at the Staples Center.

Bryant finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Lakers, who
rebounded from Wednesday’s 92-84 loss at Chicago.

Chris Mihm chipped in 15 points and grabbed 10 boards, while Brian Cook added
15 points off the bench in the win.

The Lakers were down 83-79 with six minutes remaining, but reeled off 12
unanswered points to forge ahead to stay. Chucky Atkins began the deciding run
with a three-pointer and Bryant sank a pair of clutch jumpers. The spurt
concluded when Cook drained a trey from the baseline with 2:48 to go which put
Los Angeles up 91-83.

The Lakers are off until Wednesday night when they will host the Phoenix Suns.