NBA: Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-98

Last Updated: 17/12/12 8:57am

  • Share:
Kobe Bryant: Scored 34 points for the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant: Scored 34 points for the Los Angeles Lakers

Sky Bet

The Los Angeles Lakers won their first back-to-back games in almost a month after beating the Philadelphia 76ers 111-98.

Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Metta World Peace added 19 with 16 rebounds for the Lakers. It was between November 16 and 20 that they last enjoyed a winning streak of any kind with three victories.

However, even with the win they remain three games below .500.

Meanwhile, although the Lakers feel they have had to wait a long time for consecutive wins, look to the Toronto Raptors who achieved the feat for the first time in eight months, after beating the Houston Rockets 103-96.

Jose Calderon led the way with 18 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.

Elsewhere, JaVale McGee came off the bench to score 19 points as the Denver Nuggets secured a comfortable 122-97 triumph over the Sacramento Kings.

Damian Lillard's buzzer-beating three-pointer sent the Portland Trail Blazers to a 95-94 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

The Hornets had rallied from 16 down to tie the game at 92-92 inside the final minute. However, even though Portland lost LaMarcus Aldridge to a late injury, Lillard's weapon inflicted a sixth-straight loss on New Orleans.

  • Share:

Related

Most Popular

Features

Malouda #One2Eleven

Malouda #One2Eleven

Florent Malouda picks his best XI from his time with Guingamp, Lyon, Chelsea and France.

Song's #One2Eleven

Song's #One2Eleven

West Ham's Alex Song picks his best XI from his time at Bastia, Arsenal and Barcelona.

MayPac Countdown

MayPac Countdown

Paulie Malignaggi joins our team for the countdown to Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquaio.