Lakers take series 4-2 with 98-80 win over New Orleans
Kobe Bryant scored 24 points as the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the New Orleans Hornets from the NBA playoffs. Carl Landry led the way for the Hornets in their final game of the 2010-11 season with 19 points. The Lakers advance to the second round where they will play the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals. Game one of that series starts May 1.