Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-94 victory over the Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Sunday night.
Bryant needed nine points to move past Jordan, and, after missing four of his first five shots, he knocked down a pair of free throws with 5 minutes, 24 seconds to play in the first half to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone on the NBA's career scoring podium. Bryant finished with 26 points on 7-for-20 shooting and hit a three-pointer with just over a minute to play that helped seal the victory.
Warriors 128, Pelicans 122 - Stephen Curry scored eight of his 34 points in overtime, and Golden State won its 16th straight, beating host New Orleans.
Klay Thompson added 29 points for the Warriors, whose franchise-long winning streak includes a club-record 10 straight road victories.
- Associated Press