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Kobe scores 38, Lakers beat Wolves 119-115 to end 10-gm skid

Kobe Bryant has lifted the Los Angeles Lakers onto his shoulders countless times over the past two decades, and he rarely flinches under the weight.

Even during a demoralizing losing streak in his farewell season, the 37-year-old superstar summoned his skills to carry the team one more time.

"You've seen it for 20 damn years," Bryant said with a shrug. "What do you expect?"

Bryant hit seven 3-pointers while scoring a season-high 38 points, and the Lakers snapped their 10-game skid with a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

With Bryant scoring 14 of their 18 points in the final 5:02, the Lakers avoided the...