For the second time this season, the Lakers beat down on the team Kobe Bryant had not-so-secretly wished to join, this time putting together a 103-91 teamwork win against the Bulls. Luol Deng had 26 points for the Bulls, but Kobe's 18 were supplemented by five other Lakers scoring in the double digits, including Sasha Vujacic who nailed a team-high 19 points, reports the Los Angeles Times. Back in Los Angeles:
The Clippers fought and lost a tight defensive battle to the Raptors, who rallied behind 24-point scoring by Chris Bosh to an 80-77 win. "You have to play good defense every night because you’re not going to shoot the ball that well every night,” said Bosh. Toronto shot 37.5% from the field, the Clippers 39% in the messy game.