TORONTO — Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and Pau Gasol had 31 points and a team-leading 15 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 115-107 victory over the Toronto Raptors tonight at the Air Canada Centre.
One game after scoring a season-high 61 points in the Lakers’ victory over the New York Knicks, the league’s reigning MVP made 13 of 28 shots and 6 of 8 free throws and added nine rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes. Gasol made 12 of 17 shots and 7 of 8 free throws in his second straight 30-point game.
Joey Graham had a career-high 24 points to lead Toronto, and Jermaine O’Neal added 22 points and nine rebounds. Toronto was without Jose Calderon (hamstring) and Chris Bosh left the game in the fourth quarter with a sprained knee.
Next stop: Boston.