Lakers Beat Sixers; Raptors Edge Rockets

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 34 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 111-98 win over the 76ers. José Calderón's triple-double helped guide the Toronto Raptors to a 103-96 victory over the Rockets.

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It was a light night on the Hardwood but there was a homecoming of
sorts as Kobe Bryant and the Lakers completed their four game road
trip with a 111-98 win over the 76ers.

Bryant lit it up for the hometown crowd, netting a game high 34 to
lead the purple and gold to their second straight win. Metta World
Peace chipped in with 19 points and a career high 16 boards in the
victory. Philadelphia allowed 14 three point field goals in the loss,
something Doug Collins knows his team needs to work on.


Meanwhile north of the border in Toronto Jose Calderon led the Raptors
to back to back wins for the first time in eight months as the
Spaniard recorded the second triple double of his career in a 103-96
win over the Houston Rockets. Calderon, starting in place of the
injured Kyle Lowry, netted 18 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and
dished 14 assists in the victory. Calderon, in his 8th season with
the Raptors, is the longest tenured player in Toronto and is happy
with the team's effort of late.

Calderon Bite
Fresh off their loss to the Raptors the Rockets will head to New York
to tip with the Knicks. Jeremy Lin will be making his return to the
Garden since signing with Houston last July. For all of your NBA news
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