Lakers center Andrew Bynum, left, looks to pass while being guarded by New… (Chris Graythen / Getty Images )
New Orleans -- Nothing comes easy on the road for the Lakers. Not even a game against the worst team in the Western Conference.
The Lakers came back from a 17-point deficit and beat the New Orleans Hornets in overtime, 107-101, Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
Kobe Bryant had 33 points and Andrew Bynum had 25 for the Lakers, who needed two overtimes to win in Memphis last night, also overcoming a 17-point deficit in that game.
The biggest plays in overtime Wednesday came with Metta World Peace in the middle of them.
Chris Kaman was trying to get the ball to Jarrett Jack, but World Peace grabbed it and went the other way for a layup to give the Lakers a 102-99 lead with 40 seconds left.
Then World Peace blocked Kaman's shot from the left baseline with 14.9 seconds left in overtime. Bryant made two free-throw attempts to add to the Lakers' lead.
The Lakers (27-16) won road games on back-to-back nights for the first time this season. They improved to 9-14 on the road.
Bryant had a chance to win the game in regulation, but his 18-footer from the left side bounced off the rim as time expired. Bryant helped the Lakers forge a 93-93 tie, however, making three free-throw attempts after getting fouled by Gustavo Ayon with 19.3 seconds left in regulation.
Jack had 30 points for the Hornets, who are 10-33 overall and 4-18 at home. Kaman had 21 points but made only nine of 20 shots.
The Hornets shot an impressive 61.5% in the first half, a season-high for a Lakers opponent, and took a 54-40 lead at halftime.
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