LOS ANGELES -- Setting their record aside for a moment, the Los Angeles Lakers have offered some compelling basketball lately.
Sunday's contest marked the second in their past four that went to overtime. And after missing a potential game-winner Friday, Kobe Bryant helped carry his team home, as the Lakers earned an impressive 129-122 upset over the Eastern Conference's top team, the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 4-13 while the Raptors, who were playing without DeMar DeRozan (groin), fell to 13-4.
Player of the game: With 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, Bryant notched his 20th career triple-double and first since April of 2013. He shot 11-of-24 from the field in 42 minutes and scored six points during overtime. Bryant's 12 assists marked a season-high, besting his previous high of seven. He had eight assists and halftime. Bryant also became the first player in history to reach 30,000 career points and 6,000 assists.
Reserve of the game: Lakers guard Nick Young made 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 20 points off the bench.
Stat of the game: The Raptors outscored the Lakers 58-34 in points in the paint.