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Lakers close strong to beat the Bobcats, 88-85
Lakers close strong to beat the Bobcats, 88-85

Lakers 88, Charlotte Bobcats 85 (final) Pau Gasol shut down Charlotte's Al Jefferson in the final minutes as the Lakers made a late push to end a three-game losing streak, winning their first game since the return of Kobe Bryant from an Achilles injury. Kemba Walker, the game's leading scorer with 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting, converted a jump shot with 2:50 left to give the Bobcats a six-point lead.  They wouldn't score again. With the Lakers down by six, Nick Young hit a three-pointer to slice Charlotte's lead in half.  Kobe Bryant hit a layup and a pair of free throws to give the Lakers the lead. Gasol, who hit only two of 10 shots in the first...

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