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Roundup: Kobe Bryant reaches 30,000 points

He’s youngest to

Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player — and the youngest at 34 — in NBA history to score 30,000, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a two-game skid with a 103-87 victory over the Hornets Wednesday night in New Orleans.

Bryant entered the game needing only 13 points to eclipse the scoring milestone and did so with a short jumper late in the first half that was perhaps the least spectacular of his baskets, which included the usual array of soaring dunks, demoralizing transition 3-pointers and turnaround, off-balance jumpers.

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