LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant had 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Sasha Vujacic scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied for a 120-109 victory over the Knicks last night.

The Lakers trailed 99-91 when Vujacic made a pair of 3-pointers to get them going. A jumper by Bryant with 5:07 left snapped a 104-all tie and put Los Angeles (28-15) ahead for good.

Zach Randolph's basket with 3:10 left drew the Knicks within two points before the Lakers scored the next 10 points to clinch the victory.

Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson led the Knicks (14-30) with 22 points each. David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Randolph added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Knicks, who had won five of their previous eight games.

Eddy Curry was limited to 10½ first-half minutes because of foul trouble, and picked up his fifth just 71 seconds into the third quarter.

&italics;The Associated Press