ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Kobe Bryant had 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Pau Gasol scored 30 points, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a wild 117-113 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Derek Fisher added 14 points and seven assists for the Lakers, who gave up a season-high 44 points in the first quarter, but had enough defense at the end to win for the fourth time in the last five games.
Dwight Howard led the Magic with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but played only 29 minutes because of foul trouble. Jameer Nelson added 17 points and nine assists for the Magic, who had seven players score in double figures, but couldn't contain Bryant and Gasol.
Bryant hit two free throws with a minute to play to give the Lakers a 113-112 lead. Howard was called for goaltending on a shot by Lamar Odom with 30.5 seconds to make it 115-112.
Rashard Lewis missed a three-pointer with 15 seconds to play that could have tied the game and Bryant settled the issue with two more free throws to make it 117-112.

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