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Lakers hold off Clippers in city rivalry game

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for a 96-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night in another testy edition of their cross-hallway rivalry.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for a 96-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night in another testy edition of their cross-hallway rivalry.

Andrew Bynum scored 19 points to help the Lakers snapped their three-game skid with their first win of the season over their fellow Staples Center tenants. The Clippers beat the Lakers twice in the pre-season and again earlier this month.

The clubs combined for six technical fouls, and the Lakers' Josh McRoberts was ejected.

Chris Paul had four points and 12 assists for the Clippers in his return from a five-game absence because of a strained left hamstring.