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Kobe Bryant posts triple-double in Lakers' overtime win over Toronto
Kobe Bryant posts triple-double in Lakers' overtime win over Toronto

There are always two ways for the Lakers to momentarily wash away an otherwise dour season. Kobe. Bryant. There have been so many critiques — shot selection continually attacked, accuracy analyzed ad nauseam and even his missed free throws under siege after a late-game collapse against Minnesota. There could be nothing short of praise for Bryant after the Lakers' 129-122 overtime victory Sunday against the Toronto Raptors. His game was nearly flawless, his numbers showed a triple-double and he became the first player in NBA history with 30,000 career points and 6,000 assists, gliding over the latter plateau with a third-quarter pass to Wesley Johnson that led to a...

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