Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat Timberwolves

Dec 14, 2014 10:44 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

Bryant needed nine points to move past Jordan and, after missing four of his first five shots, he knocked down a pair of free throws with 5:24 to play in the first half to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone on the NBA's career scoring podium. Bryant finished with 26 points on 7-for-20 shooting and hit a 3-pointer with just over a minute to play that helped seal the victory.

Shabazz Muhammad had 28 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves.

(Previous version of story had incorrect spelling of passed in first paragraph.)

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