Bryant helps Lakers top 76ers 11-98

Bryant helps Lakers top 76ers 11-98
December 16, 2012, 8:28 pm
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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers' Jason Richardson (23) and Nick Young (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games for the first time in nearly a month with a 111-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

Dwight Howard had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who improved to 11-14. Darius Morris had a career-high 15 points, all in the first half, and Chris Duhon scored 14.

The Lakers, who beat Washington 102-96 on Friday night, won two in a row for the first time since a three-game streak from Nov. 16-20.

Nick Young paced the reeling Sixers (12-12) with 30 points.