The Los Angeles Lakers came to the Bradley Center with a 2-game losing streak, ready to play their 7th game of a 7-game road trip. Unfortunately, the Milwaukee Bucks couldn't take advantage of a road weary team. Kobe Bryant poured in 30 points and the Lakers had enough gas left in the tank to knock off the Bucks
The Bucks shot 52% from the field for the game, but the disparity was at the free throw line. The Lakers hit 31 of their 36 attempts at the charity stripe, while the Bucks attempted just 9 free throws and made 7 of them.
The Bucks took an 81-80 lead into the fourth quarter, but when push came to shove, the Lakers outplayed the Bucks in the fourth quarter.
Richard Jefferson scored 29 points and Ramon Sessions added his first career triple-double with 16 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Bucks.
Milwaukee's slim playoff hopes became even more of a pipe dream. They trail Chicago by four games for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with six games left to play. The Bulls also own the head to head tie breaker advantage.
The Bucks are in Philadelphia tonight to face the 76ers. Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Bucks this season and have won four-straight overall.