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Lakers down the Toronto Raptors


Jeremy Lin of the Los Angeles Lakers, left, shoots past Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors in their NBA game in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

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Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double as the Los Angeles Lakers ended a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Seven players scored in double figures for the Lakers, including all five starters. Nick Young added 20 points off the bench, Carlos Boozer scored 18, while Jordan Hill had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Kyle Lowry had 29 points, nine assists and six rebounds for Toronto, before fouling out with 2.8 seconds left in overtime.

Terrence Ross had 20 points and Lou Williams added 19 off the bench for the Raptors, whose 13-3 record entering the game was the best start in franchise history.

Danny Green scored 18 points for San Antonio and coach Gregg Popovich returned from a two-game absence to lead the Spurs over the Boston Celtics 111-89 for their seventh straight victory.

Popovich returned for the opener of a four-game trip after missing two games following an undisclosed minor medical procedure.

Leading 80-77 with 10 minutes left, the Spurs went on a 14-2 run to take a 94-79 lead with 6 minutes, 11 seconds left on a layup by point guard Cory Joseph.

After Jeff Green made a free throw for Boston, cutting the lead to 94-80, Aron Baynes beat the 24-second clock with a three-pointer, then made a layup for a 99-80 lead with 4:36 to go.

Boris Diaw had 15 points and Tim Duncan added 14 for the Spurs.

Chicago’s Jimmy Butler had 26 points, while Pau Gasol had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulls past the Brooklyn Nets 102-84.

Rookie Bojan Bogdanovic led the Nets with 13 points and reserve Jarret Jack added 12.

Derrick Rose had 14 points, while reserve Nikola Mirotic chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls.

The Golden State Warriors downed the Detroit Pistons 104-93 for their ninth straight victory after Draymond Green scored 20 points, while Stephen Curry added 16 points and 10 assists.

Zach Randolph had 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Marc Gasol added 18 points and six rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Sacramento Kings 97-85.

In other games, Dwyane Wade returned from a seven-game absence to score 27 points as the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 86-79, the Orlando Magic defeated the Phoenix Suns 93-90 and the Portland Trail Blazers were 107-93 winners over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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