Bryant’s 46 points lead Lakers to victory

L.A. Times: Kobe Bryant scored 46 points and the Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors, 121-101, tonight, hours after acquiring Pau Gasol in a trade with Memphis.

The Lakers gave up center Kwame Brown, rookie guard Javaris Crittenton and two first-round draft picks to get Gasol, who will play center until Andrew Bynum (left knee) is ready to return.

Gasol will undergo a physical Saturday in Los Angeles and could make his Lakers debut Sunday at Washington.

Bryant had the crowd gasping with several dunks, including one over Toronto’s Carlos Delfino in the second quarter and a one-handed jam in the fourth.

Bryant slapped hands with fans seated next to the Lakers’ bench when he was subbed out with less than 30 seconds to play.

Sasha Vujacic added 22 points and Jordan Farmar had 13 for the Lakers, who had lost four of their past five, including a 90-89 defeat in Detroit on Thursday night. Toronto is the second stop in a nine-game, 15-day trip that covers more than 8,000 miles, the team’s longest trip since the 1960-61 season.

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  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    kobe proved again why he is the best player in the world

  • magicbalala245

    Kobe is the best in the league hands down and guess what this June we will be seeing Kobe & Gasol hold that trophy up

  • Phant0M

    Kobes happy

  • e

    another spectacular performance by kobe…with a player like him and now gasol, how can the lakers not win?!!

  • DCLAKER

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  • True Lakers Fan

    Welcome To LA Gasol u r the final piece to our puzzle we will win a title i already going to put a beach chair for the parade hahaha Java i hope we get u back someday Kwame bye-bye goood luck in the D LEAGUE I LOVE LA

  • T-Dub

    MVP!MVP!MVP!MVP!MVP!MVP!MVP!

  • daboss1848

    Just the thought of Gasol seems to have re-energized Mr. Kobe Bryant.

  • LakersFirst (Change) (Close)

    Kobe played well, no doubt about it, but give some props to the other guys, Turiaf did his best against Bosh (he’s an animal), Sasha (was that Sasha last night who scored 22 points on 8-10 for shooting), Farmar had 13, and as much as you guys don’t like him, Odom almost had a triple double last night, he didn’t that bad.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    why there is no post game report in some games???