Kobe Bryant took matters into his own hands on Sunday (Nov. 30), when he led his Lakers to a 129-122 over the Eastern Conference leaders: the Toronto Raptors.
The NBA star recorded a triple-double with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists to snap Los Angeles’ four-game losing streak and notch their fourth victory this year. He also reached a milestone, becoming the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points and 6,000 assists.
The Lakers team finished the game with seven players scored in double figures, including all five starters. Nick Young added 20 off the bench, Boozer scored 18 and Jordan Hill had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
“I was just trying to make the right plays,” Kobe said after the game. “The difference is that when the guys make the shots, it makes my job easier because I don’t have to force the offense. When they miss them and we go down 12-15 points, I’ve got to force the issue a little bit to keep us in the ballgame.”