MIAMI (AP) _ Kobe Bryant scored 33 points to lead the Los
Angeles Lakers in a 104-94 road victory over reeling Miami.
The Heat have lost seven straight games and 22 of their last 23.
Lamar Odom finished with 15 points and 18 rebounds for the
Lakers, who've won five of seven so far on a nine-game road trip
that'll take them to the All-Star break.
Mark Blount had a team-high 22 points for Miami, while Shawn
Marion had 15 points and 14 rebounds in his Heat debut. He and
Marcus Banks were acquired in a stunning midweek trade that sent
Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix.
Each of the Heat's five starters scored in double figures but
their bench was outscored 30-13.
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