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Kobe Bryant passes Shaquille O'Neal for fifth in all-time scoring, Lakers lead Philadelphia

February 6, 2012 |  5:13 pm


Kobe Bryant was booed by Philadelphia 76ers fans, once again.

Then he went out and put on a show in the first half, scoring 24 points and passing Shaquille O'Neal for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Bryant has 28,597 points.

The Lakers lead at halftime, 50-46, Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

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Bryant made eight of 14 shots in the half. Andrew Bynum had seven points on three-for-six shooting. Pau Gasol had nine points on three-for-eight shooting.

The Lakers are playing without Coach Mike Brown, who was suspended a game because he bumped a referee Saturday against Utah and failed to leave the court in a timely manner after being ejected. Assistant coach John Kuester is coaching the Lakers tonight.

Monday's game marked the halfway point of the Lakers' six-game trip. They began the game 14-10 overall, 3-8 on the road.


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--MIke Bresnahan

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives against Jazz forward Gordon Hayward during their game Saturday in Utah. Credit: George Frey / EPA