TDIKH: November 5

Nov. 5, 2010 32 years, 74 days

Per usual in their six-plus seasons together, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were clicking at the same time in a 108-103 victory over Toronto.

Bryant scored 23 points (6-of-12), while also collecting six assists. Each of his half-dozen buckets came in the paint, where he took eight shots.

But it was Gasol who was in the leading role, pushing the Lakers to victory with 30 points (12-of-22), seven rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Bryant had the offense going early by handing out four assists in the first quarter. By the time the period was over, L.A. had built a 33-20 lead.

But Toronto would not go away, as Leandro Barbosa poured in 15 points in the following frame to lift the Raptors ahead, 58-55, at halftime.

Andrew Bynum, who missed the first 24 games of that season due to knee surgery, was sorely missed, as Toronto outrebounded the Lakers, 49-31, and outscored them in the paint, 58-44.

But the Pau and Kobe Show bailed L.A. out. The purple and gold forced their foes into 21 turnovers — including three steals from Bryant — and made 11 more free throws on a night when No. 24 went 11-of-12 at the line.

Toronto led by two late in the third, but Gasol piloted the Lakers on a 13-2 run through the first two minutes of the fourth. The visiting Raptors kept it close from there, but the final six seconds fittingly featured a Bryant block and two made foul shots from Gasol.

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