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.