Bryant scores 25, Lakers hold off Bobcats

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 25 points, including his
team's last field goal with 50 seconds left, and the Los Angeles
Lakers held on for a 98-97 preseason victory over the Charlotte
Bobcats on Sunday night.

The Lakers (4-2) beat the Bobcats for the second time in three

Primoz Brezec had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Charlotte

With the Lakers ahead, 96-94 with less than a minute to play,
Bryant took a pass from Chris Mihm and hit a fadeaway jumper. It
was Bryant's only basket of the fourth quarter.

Matt Carroll, who helped rally Charlotte from a nine point
deficit early in the fourth quarter, made a three-pointer at the
buzzer and finished with 15 points. Kareem Rush, a former Laker,
had 14 points while Raymond Felton had 12 and Emeka Okafor had 10.

Mihm, who missed four straight free-throws in the final 2:05,
had 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Lamar Odom also had 12
points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers. William "Smush" Parker
added 13 points.