NBA: Kobe Bryant hits points milestone

Kobe Bryant reached a points milestone as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-109.

Reaching an astonishing 32,000 career points, Bryant help his side record their second win of the season.

The 36-year-old scored 28 points on Tuesday, with his biggest shot of the game came with just over a minute to go, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite being fouled to give the Lakers a 108-102 lead.

It was this that took him to the 32,000-mark, making him just the fourth player to reach the milestone along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan.

The Hawks had a chance to force overtime after the Lakers (2-9) failed to put it away at the line.

But Los Angeles smothered long-range threat Kyle Korver, leaving Pero Antic to take an open 3-pointer, which clanked off the rim.