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BC-BKN--Hornets-Lakers,4th Ld-Writethru, BKN

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant looked around, drew in a breath and gathered himself. Time for one of the game's best closers to get to work with the score tied to start the fourth quarter. He fueled a desperate rally with 23 of his 30 points in the last 12 minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-96 on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. "Aw ... I...