Former Cat Jodie Meeks scores 12 of his 19 points in 4th quarter in stunning Lakers comeback

Jodie Meeks

and carried Los Angeles to a stunning fourth-quarter comeback, as the Lakers escaped New Orleans with a miraculous 108-102 triumph over the Hornets.  Bryant and Meeks combined for 30 points in the fourth quarter, which began with New Orleans leading by 18.

Despite playing with a sore elbow, Bryant netted 42 points, 18 coming over a final 12 minutes that saw the Lakers outscore a stunned Hornets club, 33-9.

Bryant also dished out 12 assists, while Dwight Howard finished with 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks, including a pivotal rejection of Robin Lopez down the stretch. Meeks scored 19 points for LA, which was in a daze from its double-digit loss at City on Tuesday before rallying.

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