Bryant keys Lakers in victory over Nets

NEW YORK — 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.

Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and Gasol, his replacement, appeared to injure his right foot in the fourth quarter.

Pacers 114, Hawks 103

At Indianapolis, Paul George scored 29 points to lead Indiana to its 15th straight home win.

David West had 15 points and seven rebounds.

Rockets 140, Warriors 109

At Houston, the Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in win over Golden State.

Jeremy Lin scored 28 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four 3s 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 had a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall.

Suns 96, Grizzlies 90

At Memphis, Tenn., Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Phoenix past Memphis.


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