Bryant scores 34, Lakers beat 76ers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Sporting Alert) — Kobe Bryant delivered yet another 30-point outing and the Los Angeles Lakers picked up a 111-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center Sunday.
Bryant finished with 34 points – scoring 30 or more for his sixth straight game and became the first player to score 30 or more points in six straight games.
The star guard surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1981-82) and Michael Jordan (1997-98), who did this in five consecutive games.
Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Lakers (11-14), who shot 48-percent from the field and knocked down 14-of-34 from three-point range.
Dwight Howard contributed 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Darius Morris scored a career-high 15 points in the first half for the Lakers to pick up its second straight game, following the 102-96 victory over the Wizards on Friday.
Nick Young led the Philadelphia 76ers (12-12) with a season-high 30 points and Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes both added 16 points in the defeat.
Thaddeus Young supported with 14 points for the 76ers, which dropped its third straight game and two in a row at home.
Chris Duhon had 14 points and Jodie Meeks finished with 12 for the Lakers, who were without forward Pau Gasol, who is still out with tendinitis in both knees for the eighth consecutive game.
Steve Nash remains out as well because of an injury.