Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket in front of center Dwight Howard (12) and New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket in front of center Dwight Howard (12) and New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket in front of center Dwight Howard (12) and New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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