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Gasol leads Lakers in rout over Warriors, 117-89


Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani breaks through Boston Celtics Shaquille O’Neal, right, and Glen Davis, left, during the second half of their game in Toronto on Sunday.


Pau Gasol scored 28 points on 10-for-10 shooting, Kobe Bryant added 20 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight victory with a 117-89 blowout of the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

Lamar Odom had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time, including twice at Staples Center in three weeks.

Los Angeles’ 12th win in 14 games to open the season was a laugher by halftime, when the Lakers had hit almost 66 percent of their shots.

Dorell Wright scored 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting and Stephen Curry added 13 in the Warriors’ fourth loss in five games. Monta Ellis sat out most of the second half after landing hard on his hip.


Amir Johnson made two free throws with 2.7 seconds left and Andrea Bargnani scored 29 points as the Toronto Raptors upset Boston 102-101 to end an eight-game losing streak against the Celtics.

Paul Pierce’s shot bounced off the rim at the buzzer, giving Toronto their first victory over the Celtics since January 2008.

Johnson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Sonny Weems added 16 points and Reggie Evans had 16 rebounds and a season-high nine points for the Raptors, who’re on a three-match winning roll.

Nate Robinson led Boston with a season-high 22 points and Pierce and Ray Allen each had 19. Boston have lost two straight for the first time this season.


In Sacramento, California, David West had 17 points and Trevor Ariza added 16 to help New Orleans improve to an 11-1 win-loss record, matching San Antonio for the best record in the NBA.

Marco Belinelli scored 12 points and Chris Paul had nine points and 14 assists for the Hornets, who shot 32 percent and had a season-low point total. New Orleans have won three straight.

Donte Greene had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento. The Kings have lost nine of their last 10 games.

The Hornets completed a trade on Saturday that sent Peja -Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless to Toronto for point guard Jarrett Jack, center David Andersen and guard Marcus Banks.


At Auburn Hills, Richard Hamilton scored 12 of his 27 points in overtime for Detroit.

Wizards rookie star John Wall missed his fourth straight game because of a sprained left foot.

He was on the Wizards’ active list and coach Flip Saunders said before the game that he hoped to get a few minutes out of him, but Wall ended up watching in street clothes.

JaVale McGee had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Wizards, while Gilbert Arenas added 19 points and a career-high 16 assists.

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