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NBA: Lakers Beat Spurs 100-92


The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 100-92 in National Basketball League action Friday.

Kobe Bryant scored 29 points for the Lakers, who held San Antonio's Tim Duncan to just 12 points. The loss was the Spurs second in three games after a seven-game winning streak.

Jason Richardson scored a career-high 44 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 111-106 upset win over the Miami Heat. Miami's 10-game winning streak came to an end, despite a season-high 42 points from Dwayne Wade.

The Los Angeles Clippers downed the Chicago Bulls 107-96, thanks to a 32-point performance by Sam Cassell.

In other NBA games, Ron Artest scored a season-high 30 points, including 19 in the fourth period, to lead the resurgent Sacramento Kings to a 105-93 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Orlando Magic overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 102-73 win. Four bench players scored in double figures for Orlando.

The Denver Nuggets beat the Toronto Raptors 108-97, despite losing superstar Carmelo Anthony in the third period with a leg injury. Michael Redd scored 26 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 92-86 win over the Boston Celtics and end their three-game losing streak. And the Indiana Pacers defeated the New Orleans Hornets 92-90, thanks to 26 points from Peja Stojakovic, including the game-winning shot late in the fourth period.

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