The Los Angeles Lakers were red-hot through the first half and managed to close out the Toronto Raptors in a 129-122 overtime victory. Kobe Bryant made NBA history, becoming the first player to score 30,000 points with 6,000 assists. He also hit countless big baskets through the fourth quarter and overtime, and notched a triple-double along the way.
It was a great night for Kobe, in short. He ended the game with 31 points on 11-of-24 shooting, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. His passing was beautiful to open the game, sending out what felt like an endless stream of delicious dimes for his teammates.
Nick Young shook the slump he's been in since first returning, scoring 20 points off the bench while draining five of his eight three-point attempts. Young's floor spacing made an impact through the game, adding to the barrage of scoring the Lakers put on. Jordan Hill added in 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
The Lakers found offense from nearly everyone, finishing the night with seven player in double-digit scoring, and the purple and gold outscored the Raptors 20-13 in overtime to lock up their fourth win of the season. Kyle Lowry scored a team-high 28 points for Toronto, but did so on 28 field goal attempts.
Los Angeles is off until Tuesday, when the Detroit Pistons visit Southern California. Until then, enjoy the win and an incredible throwback game from the Black Mamba.