CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kobe Bryant scored 58 points, but committed two key errors in the third overtime and the Charlotte Bobcats outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 133-124 on Friday night.

Bryant spoiled the third-highest point total of his career by committing a foul on Derek Anderson’s 3-point attempt with 1:14 left. Anderson hit all three free throws to give Charlotte a 129-124 lead.

Bryant then missed a long jumper and fouled on a charging call on the next possession to end his night. Bryant hit 22 of 45 shots and his performance trailed only his 81-point game last January in Toronto and a 62-point effort last December in Dallas.

Emeka Okafor had 22 points and a career-high 25 rebounds, Gerald Wallace scored 28 points and Matt Carroll added a career-high 27 for the Bobcats, who played their first triple-overtime game in franchise history.

Raymond Felton added 22 points and 15 assists in 57 minutes for the Bobcats, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

AP-ES-12-29-06 2239EST


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