Kobe Bryant poured in 31 points and Pau Gasol added 26 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 106-97 win at Charlotte.
The new-look Lakers improve to 6-and-2 on their nine-game road
The Bobcats hung tough for awhile, cutting a 13-point deficit to
89-86 midway through the fourth quarter before wilting in their
seventh straight loss.
Raymond Felton led Charlotte with 29 points.