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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—Kobe Bryant would have liked to celebrate more, maybe gloat about that highlight-reel dunk, but there were bigger concerns.
Dwight Howard couldn't start and Pau Gasol couldn't finish. And in this difficult season for the Los Angeles Lakers, even the victories seem to come with losses.
Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Lakers overcame the absences of Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night.Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
Brook Lopez recorded his 10th career game of at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks, as well as his 10th double-double this season, and team-leading 22nd game of 20-or-more points. Lopez's eighth basket of the game was his 2,000th career field goal...Reggie Evans grabbed 10-plus rebounds for the 19th time, tying for the team lead, marking the 20th time he has topped the team tally...Deron Williams (6 assists) is one away from 5,000 for his career.
Brooklyn outrebounded Los Angeles, 52-40, including a 20-5 edge on the offensive glass...The Nets are now 17-1 against opponents below .500 at the time of the game.
Brooklyn Nets (28-20)
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Reggie Evans||C · Brook Lopez|
Toko Shengelia (concussion) is OUT.
MarShon Brooks (sprained right ankle) is QUESTIONABLE.
C.J. Watson (sprained left ankle) is PROBABLE.
Jerry Stackhouse (stiff neck) is a GAMETIME DECISION.
Andray Blatche (illness) is a GAMETIME DECISION.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS (23-26)
|G · Steve Nash||G · Kobe Bryant||F · Earl Clark||F · Antawn Jamison||C · Pau Gasol|
Metta World Peace (suspension) is UNAVAILABLE.
Jordan Hill (left hip surgery) is OUT.
Steve Blake (abdominal surgery) is PROBABLE.
Dwight Howard (torn labrum, right shoulder) is DAY-TO-DAY.
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|30 PTS, 11 REB
11-25 FGs, 8-10 FTs, 3 BLK