Bryant leads Lakers past Hornets in OT, 107-101

BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer Published:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant scored 33 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game and second straight in overtime, 107-101 over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.

For the second night in a row, the Lakers climbed out of a double-digit hole in the second half to force an extra period. On Tuesday night, they came back from 17 down to win at Memphis in double-overtime. The Hornets also led by as many as 17 late in the second quarter and 15 in the second half.

The Lakers needed only one extra session in New Orleans, taking the lead on Derek Fisher's jumper in the final minute and going ahead 102-99 on Metta World Peace's steal and fast-break layup.

Andrew Bynum added 25 points and Pau Gasol 18 for Los Angeles.

Jarrett Jack scored 30 for New Orleans.