Kobe makes history as Lakers defeat the Kings.
The Los Angeles Lakers came out on top in an entertaining clash with the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, eventually prevailing 103-98.
Dwight Howard finished the game with high’s in points (24) and rebounds (15), but the headlines belonged to Kobe Bryant who passed Wilt Chamberlain for fourth place in the all-time NBA scoring list.
The ‘Black Mamba’ posted up 19 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, but aside from the personal landmark, will be pleased to have got the Lakers back on track for play-off basketball.
Tyreke Evans finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Kings, while DeMarcus Cousins also had a productive night but the duo were unable to prevent the loss.
The Lakers now prepare for a game that could have serious implications in the race for the eighth play-off spot in the Western Conference. They face the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on Tuesday, and will be desperate for the win.