Yahoo! Sports: Kobe Bryant went from having a slow night because of a sore back to nailing the go-ahead jumper with 28 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

While the Lakers became the first NBA team to reach 3,000 wins, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki became the 34th player in league history to score 20,000 points when he hit a 14-foot jumper early in the fourth quarter. He scored 15 of his 30 points in the quarter, including a tough 3-pointer that tied it at 95 with 42.5 seconds left. He also grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds.

Bryant played only nine minutes in the first half and was hardly part of the action while in the game. He scored eight points in the third quarter, but made only 1 of 4 shots in the final period—the one that counted the most, a 20-footer over Josh Howard with 28 seconds left that made it 97-95.

Dallas’ Erick Dampier missed a pair of free throws that could’ve tied it. After Los Angeles’ Andrew Bynum made 1 of 2 foul shots, the Lakers double-teamed Nowitzki in the corner, forcing him to pass. Howard ended up taking a wild shot.

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  • http://57.amklac robert eats matard

    What about the 3 straight BRICKS that almost cost the game???

    • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

      what about the ONE shot that REALLLY mattered and gave us the lead. this man put us aheah when it mattered- sick and all

      Bynum Lo and Artest deserve credit for this game

    • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

      you mean the 3 straight bricks you shat when kobe hit the game winner? nah that didnt cost us the game, though you gotta control yourself, go see a doctor thats the 4th this happened when kobe hit a game winner this season

    • http://TheLakersNation PWNED

      what the 3 straight bricks you shat when kobe hit the game winning jump shot? nah that didnt cost the game, you should control yourself though that happens everytime kobe hits a game winner, go to a doctor