Kobe Bryant leads the comeback for the Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers were made to fight back from a 20-point deficit at the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night, with Kobe Bryant leading the way.
A slow first-half saw Bryant fail to score a single point, with the Lakers struggling to get numbers on the board with some woeful shooting.
However, it was a different story after the break, with Bryant finishing with 20 points and 8 assists, while Earl Clark (17 points) and Dwight Howard (12 points) both ended with double-doubles.
Guard Steve Nash also hit some big 3s as the Lakers closed in, ending the game with 17 points and 7 assists.
The comeback was completed with a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter, with Bryant scoring 14 points, just one less than the entire Bobcats team in the final period.
Things had started so well for Charlotte, Bryon Mullens and Gerald Henderson getting it done with 20 points apiece, while hey also welcomed back Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from injury who scored just four points but grabbed 10 rebounds.
However, just as in their meeting back in December, the Bobcats failed to hold on to a sizeable lead and allowed the Lakers to steal the win who now move to 23-28 for the season.
Miami Heat lie in wait for Mike D’Antoni’s men on Sunday, while the Bobcats now travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers.