Kobe overtakes Jordan in Lakers' win

LA guard scores 26 points in his side's win and also overtake Michael Jordan into third on the all-time scoring list.

    Bryant now sits behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) [Getty Images]
    Bryant now sits behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) [Getty Images]

    On the night he surpassed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, Los Angeles guard Kobe Bryant put up a team-high 26 points in the Lakers' 100-94 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Entering Sunday needing only nine points to move past Jordan's mark of 32,292, Bryant overtook the Chicago Bulls legend with a free throw in the second quarter. Bryant (32,310) now sits behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) in career points.

    Elsewhere, the Chicago Bulls, with the best road record in the Eastern Conference, defeated the Miami Heat 93-75.

    Mike Dunleavy scored all 22 of his points in the second half to lead Chicago (15-8) who improved to 11-3 on the road, including four straight wins.

    Stephen Curry scored a team-high 34 points, including eight in overtime, and Klay Thompson added 29 to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 128-122 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans and extend their franchise-record winning streak to 16 games.

    Other results:

    Wizards 93, Jazz 84

    Thunder 112, Suns 88

    Raptors 95, Knicks 90 (Overtime)

    Spurs 99, Nuggets 91

    SOURCE: Reuters


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