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Bosh hits the big time as Raptors see off Rockets

REUTERS , TORONTO

Houston Rockets' Yao Ming, right, shoots over Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh on Sunday.

PHOTO: AP

Rookie Chris Bosh scored a career-high 25 points, including 10 in the two extra periods, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 101-97 double overtime win over the Houston Rockets in NBA play on Sunday.

Bosh also hit the first three-pointer of his career with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation time to force overtime, in which he scored four points in the first period and six more in the second.

The fourth overall pick in the NBA Draft, Bosh has started just one game and scored his points coming off the bench to help the Raptors stay unbeaten at home in five games this season.

Vince Carter scored 18 points for the Raptors, while Lamond Murray and Antonio Davis both added 13 points.

Steve Francis led Houston with 25 points, but missed 3-pointers at the end of regulation time and the end of the first overtime that could have won the game.

Yao Ming added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets.

Kings 106 Warriors 104

In Sacramento, Peja Stojakovic had 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Kings past the Golden State Warriors 106-104.

Bobby Jackson added 16 points for the Kings, who beat the Warriors for the 15th consecutive time. Brad Miller just missed a triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for Sacramento (6-4).

Jason Richardson had 31 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors, while Erick Dampier had 15 rebounds and 11 points for Golden State (4-5).

Lakers 99, Heat 77

In Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points to pace the Lakers to a 99-77 win over the Miami Heat.

Karl Malone added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Shaquille O'Neal poured in 11 points for the Lakers (8-2), who have won three in a row for the best record in the Western Conference.

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