LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Lakers look to avoid a potentially disastrous homestand Tuesday when they face the Toronto Raptors.

The Lakers had won three of four entering their current six-game stretch at Staples Center but have lost three of the first four, including a 104-102 overtime loss in their highly anticipated matchup with Shaquille O'Neal and the Miami Heat on Christmas.

Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 42 points in 50 minutes but missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in the extra session as Los Angeles lost in overtime for the second time during its homestand. The Lakers also dropped a 120-116 decision in overtime to the Washington Wizards.

The loss to the Heat dropped the Lakers to 0-10 when allowing at least 100 points. Conversely, Los Angeles is 14-2 when allowing fewer than 100.

That could be bad news for the Raptors, who have reached the 100-point plateau just twice in their last 12 games.

Jalen Rose scored 19 points off the bench and Chris Bosh added 18, but Toronto never led in a 106-94 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The setback dropped the Raptors to 2-3 since trading All-Star Vince Carter to the New Jersey Nets.

The Lakers swept both contests with the Raptors last season and have won five straight and eight of the last nine overall.