The Raptors hosted the Los Angeles Lakers for their third game into an eight-game, 13-city road trip.

Kobe Bryant missed a last-second jump shot and fell one assist shy of his first triple-double of the season, scoring 27 points and grabbing career-high 16 rebounds. Bryant, who shot 11 for 24, has 16 career triple-doubles.

“I just wanted to get a good look,” Bryant said. “I wanted to raise up, put enough arc on the ball. It felt pretty good, it just came up a little bit short.”

Bryant took an inbound pass from Luke Walton but his fadeaway jumper rimmed out as the Lakers lost for the second time in three games, 105-106

Pau Gasol scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum had 21.

Jordan Farmar, who scored 17 points, praised Bryant’s efforts.

“He’s the best finisher in the game, that’s what he does,” Farmar said. “He lives for those moments. We’re happy to have him in those situations, we just don’t want to put him there too much.”

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/jmizzo/ jmauro

    Lakers got robbed again on another phantom call…Kobe almost had his 17 career triple double…

  • keithlewis

    KOBE was ballin last night, as well our big men, oh and I gotta give my man Farmar a lot of credit. Let’s keep up the good work.

  • skassis

    I think the lakers lost their rythm when the raptors were attacking more, and they were getting in foul troubles, they didn`t stand tough enough and attak the net over and over again, and get the raptors in foul trouble, so they get back on offense. Practice and commincation are lacking,Make sure you are ready about situations happening on the court, you have a great leader, take the initiative, he trust in you. Let`s go Lakers, Kobe can rest a bit more during the game, you are up for it. Go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!1

  • kb24fan