Originally posted on Hoops Heads North  |  Last updated 3/9/13
The Toronto Raptors looked to make it 2 in a row on the road as they faced Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, coming off a much needed win against the Phoenix Suns. Alas, the Raptors ended up with a feeling and result they have experienced far too often this season...heartbreak. They fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 118-116 in an overtime thriller. A tough shooting night for Rudy Gay, going 7-26 from the field (including missing a shot for a chance to send the game to 2 OT), but DeMar DeRozan & Alan Anderson played fantastic basketball for the Raptors providing clutch baskets & solid play on both ends of the court throughout the game. Andrea Bargnani re-injured his elbow early in the game and did not return. The Lakers outscored the Raptors 30-20 in the 4th quarter, including incredible clutch shots by Kobe Bryant down the stretch in regulation. Kobe Bryant was an absolute beast, posting 41 points & 12 assists for the Lakers. Dwight Howard also had an excell...
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