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NBA: Bryant injured in Lakers loss

LATE COLLISION:Kobe Bryant is out indefinitely for the Lakers, while the Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin scored 13 points as his team thrashed the Suns

AFP and AP, ATLANTA, Georgia

CELTICS 112, RAPTORS 88

In Boston, Kevin Garnett scored 12 points, passing Jerry West for 15th on the NBA’s career scoring list, and Paul Pierce joined him among the top 20 scorers in league history with 15 points to lead Boston.

Garnett needed four points to pass West (25,192 points) and Pierce entered the game nine points shy of equaling Charles Barkley (23,757) for 20th.

Garnett hit a bank shot with 10 minutes, 3 seconds left in the second quarter and received a standing ovation when his milestone was announced during a stoppage a few minutes later. Boston fans returned to their feet again in the third to recognize Pierce.

Jeff Green scored 20 to lead the Celtics, who ended a two-game slide and won their 10th straight at home.

Rudy Gay had 19 points and DeMar DeRozan added 17 points for the Raptors, who have lost seven of nine.

Wednesday’s other results:

‧ Wizards 106, Bucks 93

‧ Pacers 107, Timberwolves 91

‧ Thunder 110, Jazz 87

‧ Kings 121, Bulls 79

‧ Warriors 105, Pistons 97

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