Halftime: Hawks 40, Lakers 39

ATLANTA — The Lakers and Hawks combined to shoot enough bricks to build a house in the first half. Lakers shot 33.3 percent (14-for-42) and the Hawks shot 38.3 percent (18-for-47). The Lakers trailed the Hawks by 38-27 with 3:42 left in the half, but roared back into the game with a 12-2 run in the final minutes before the break. Kobe Bryant, playing with a sprained right ankle and an upset stomach, electrified the crowd at the Philips Arena with a jump shot over Atlanta’s Mario West, who had been hounding him all around the court. Bryant couldn’t shake West, so he finally just jumped over him and shot.

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