Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are moving on to the second round.
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SERIES STATS
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SEASON SERIES: LAKERS 2, ROCKETS 2
Lakers Finish Off Rockets
Despite trailing at the half, Los Angeles outscored Houston by 20 points after the break en route to a
97-78 series-clinching win in Game 5 on Wednesday. Kobe Bryant posted 31 points and 10 assists for the Lakers, who face San Antonio at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday
in the Western Conference Semifinals (ABC).

SERIES SCHEDULE & RESULTS
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