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Roundup: Kobe Bryant powers Lakers over Rockets

Kobe Bryant had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists for his 18th career triple-double, and the revitalized Lakers ran past the Houston Rockets, 119-108, Sunday night in Los Angeles for their fourth victory in five games since firing coach Mike Brown.

Dwight Howard had 28 points and 13 rebounds, and Pau Gasol scored his 15,000th career point among his 17 as the Lakers returned to .500 by running away from their second straight opponent since coach Mike D’Antoni took over their practices.

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