LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Kobe Bryant came up with another great performance, and it finally paid off for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant scored 15 of his season-high 48 points in the final six minutes as the Lakers rallied for a 117-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

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Entering the game, Los Angeles was winless in three games when Bryant reached the 40-point plateau.

"When they don't come to double I am just going to take my time and go to work," Bryant said. "I think it is us just collectively doing a job when I score 40-something points. It is not me just going off on a solo riff, everybody is contributing.

"Guys are looking for me setting good picks and getting to their spots. When I score 40 it is not a 'me 40' but a 'we 40,' if that makes sense."

Jalen Rose's jumper with 6:44 remaining gave the Raptors a 93-89 lead, but the Lakers hit three straight 3-pointers to spark a game-ending 28-6 rally.

Jumaine Jones hit his second 3-pointer of the game at the 6:24 mark and Bryant followed with one of his four baskets from the arc to put Los Angeles ahead for good. Lamar Odom added another 3-pointer for the Lakers, who shot 52 percent (13-of-25) from the arc.

Odom had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Caron Butler added 18 and nine and Jones grabbed a season-high 11 boards as Los Angeles outrebounded Toronto, 51-44.

"Even though tonight was not a big scoring night for me, I am such a rhythm player, so when I get taken out of the game early due to foul trouble, I sort of just let the game come to me," Odom said. "I rely on my rebounding and try to create some mismatches and create some open shots for the guys."

Despite a bad fall in the first quarter, Bryant was the only player to reach double figures in the first half, scoring 25 points to help the Lakers to a 59-55 lead at the break.

"There were certain things I could not do with it," Bryant said. "But the movement that I couldn't do with it were something that I couldn't do on the court. I could still raise my arm and could still move it from side to side. Some of the movements I could not do, like tie my shoe, were not really important."

Toronto battled back in the third quarter.

Trailing, 79-70, with just under five minutes left in the period, the Raptors closed out the quarter with a 12-2 run to take an 82-81 lead. Rafer Alston, who also had 11 assists, scored six of his 13 points during the outburst and was one of seven Toronto players to score in double figures.

"We took too many three-point shots," Alston said. "We played hard. The thing that's hurting us most is we can't get the shots that we need to go down. And we are letting them get offensive rebounds. Those are the things that we have to continue to work on and look at film and make a conscious effort to do those things.

"This thing is feasible. We're not that far out of it although our record is disgusting. The East is there for teams to creep up and into the playoffs. We just have to keep working hard."

Rose scored 12 points and Chris Bosh chipped in 11 and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which has lost six straight against Los Angeles.

Raptors coach Sam Mitchell thought that Bryant was the catalyst for the Lakers.

"Kobe Bryant had a great game," Mitchell said. "When we were able to make him give the ball up, he passed to teammates that made 3-point shots. Caron Butler hit three 3-pointers that just broke our back."

"He just kept dribbling and dribbling and it's tough when a guy as skilled as he is keeps putting the pressure on the defense. He's smart. He goes at our big guys because the big guys can't move as fast."

Donyell Marshall scored 10 points and needs just 23 more for 20,000 in his career. Despite a 2-4 record in the last six games, the veteran forward thinks the team is still playing well now that Vince Carter is gone.

"We still move the ball well," Marshall said. "I think the style of offense Vince was in was geared towards him and the guys were standing around a lot. I think with the offense now, it's kind of a freelance offense. You're supposed to pass the ball more."