L.A. Lakers 106, Atlanta 90
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (Ticker) --
The Los Angeles Lakers got
contributions from someone other than Kobe Bryant
and, as a
result, got back in the win column.
scored 22 points, Chris Mihm
19 and Lamar Odom
chipped in 11 and 11 rebounds as the Lakers posted a 106-90
triumph over the Atlanta Hawks.
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Los Angeles cruised in its season opener against Denver but was
hammered in Utah and then looked overmatched against the San
Antonio Spurs at home on Friday. But the Lakers got
contributions up and down their bench and took advantage of the
lackluster defense of the Hawks.
Bryant had his best shooting night, making 6-of-12 shots from
the field and finished with 24 points. Butler was 10-of-14 from
the field as Los Angeles shot 56 percent (37-of-66), including
6-of-12 from 3-point range.
Reserve Tierre Brown
, who had just five points in the Lakers'
first three games, had 13 and five assists in 21 minutes.
scored 22 points and Antoine Walker
added 20 for
Atlanta, which went winless on its season-opening three-game