Kobe Bryant hit a jump hook with 12.4 seconds left to give the Lakers an 88-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night at Staples Center.
The Lakers fell behind early, trailing by as many as 13 points, but finally climbed on top when Bryant made a three-pointer from the left corner, giving his team an 84-82 advantage with two minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Solomon Hill answered from behind the three-point arc on the next Indiana possession. Bryant converted a pair of free throws to reclaim the lead, 85-84, but Donald Sloan gave the lead back to Indiana with a jumper.
Bryant and David West traded misses, but the Lakers' All-Star guard was able to ice the game...