Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Lakers take down Nets
Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night.
Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight and six of their last seven games.
Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and Gasol, his replacement, appeared to injure his right foot with a little more than 4 minutes remaining.
Brook Lopez capitalized on the Lakers' center woes to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds, but he was the Nets' only offense down the stretch in their fourth loss in six games.
Suns 96, Grizzlies 90: Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Phoenix.
Dragic, who had just two points on 1-for-6 shooting through three quarters, was 5 for 6 in the fourth, including converting three three-point plays to help the Suns snap a two-game losing streak.
After the score was tied at 88, Dragic scored six straight points to put the game away.
Rockets 140, Warriors 109: Houston tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in the win over Golden State.
Jeremy Lin sank a career-high five 3-pointers and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total. They also tied an NBA record with 14 3-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall.
Pacers 114, Hawks 103: Paul George scored 29 points to lead Indiana to its 15th straight home win.
David West had 15 points and seven rebounds and George Hill added 15 points and eight assists to help the Pacers to their fourth straight victory overall and their longest home win streak in 13 years.