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Kobe Bryant returns but Lakers fall to the Raptors, 106-94
Kobe Bryant returns but Lakers fall to the Raptors, 106-94

Raptors 106, Lakers 94 (end of regulation) Kobe Bryant returned to action on Sunday night, eight months after tearing his left Achilles' tendon, but the Lakers struggled in a 106-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Raptors power forward Amir Johnson had a huge night, scoring 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds. Bryant finished with nine points on 2-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.  But the veteran guard had eight turnovers, nearly matching the Raptors’ 12. No Lakers starter scored in double figures. Power forward Pau Gasol had a difficult night, scoring seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. Five bench players scored at least 11...

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