The Los Angeles Lakers earned a tough, 129-122 victory Sunday night against the visiting (and short-handed) Toronto Raptors.
Kobe Bryant led the way, notching his 20th career triple-double with 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
Kobe becomes the first player in NBA history to score 30.000 points and dish out 6,000 assists.
Per the LA Daily News:
“It’s a huge huge honor,” Bryant said. “It means I pass more than people say.”
“He’s just an amazing basketball player. That’s the bottom line. He’s had an unbelievable career. He’s still going pretty strong,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “There’s a lot left in that tank, it’s obvious. His accomplishments are just fantastic. To watch him continue to compete the way that he does at this level is remarkable.”
Bryant scored six points in overtime. The Lakers also featured Nick Young (20 points), Carlos Boozer (18 points), Jordan Hill (16 points), Wesley Johnson (11 points), Jeremy Lin (11 points) and Wayne Ellington (10 points). […] “The credit goes to them. They shot the ball with confidence,” Bryant said. “They make shots. When they do that, it becomes difficult to guard. It enables me to pick the opposition apart.”