Exhibition: Lakers-Timberwolves -- first-half highlights
Kobe Bryant made a brief appearance, and that was about it, in the first half as the Lakers led the Minnesota Timberwolves, 56-55, at halftime of an exhibition opener at London's O2 Arena.
Bryant, slowly returning from off-season knee surgery, missed all three of his shots, including two three-point attempts, in six minutes. He had two assists and a rebound.
Lamar Odom, on the other hand, looked as fit as advertised, scoring 13 points on five-for-nine shooting, including a double-clutch reverse layup late in the second quarter.
Shannon Brown delighted the near-capacity crowd with a dunk not long after entering the game. He had nine points on four-for-five shooting.
-- Mike Bresnahan in London