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NBA game roundup: Bryant sets record for missed shots in Lakers’ loss

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies got the game and Kobe Bryant got the record. The Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 Monday night at FedExForum as Bryant set the all-time NBA record for missed shots even as he scored a game-high 28 points.

Bryant shot 10-for-26, giving him 16 misses on the night and 13,421 missed field-goal attempts for his career. The Boston Celtics’ John Havlicek previously held the record with 13,417 misses.

Memphis (7-1) had its largest lead when center Kosta Koufos (14 points) scored on alley-oop with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter for a 101-84 spread. The Lakers charged back and a Bryant 3-pointer cut the lead to three, at 103-100, with 1:33 left. But they got no closer.

Point guard Mike Conley led Memphis with 23 points, and his back-up, Beno Udrih, scored 16 points.

The Lakers (1-6) got 20 points and eight rebounds from forward Carlos Boozer before he fouled out and 15 points from forward Wesley Johnson. Bryant, in addition to his 28 points, had a team-high six assists and added seven rebounds.

The Grizzlies have won a franchise-best 17 straight regular-season home games.

Raptors 104, Magic 100

TORONTO — Guard Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, including two key free throws late in the fourth quarter, and added seven assists to lead the Raptors to their fifth win in a row.

The Raptors are off to a franchise-best 7-1 start, and they have beaten the Magic nine straight times.

The Raptors were down by 11 at the end of three quarters but rallied in the fourth. The Raptors took a 101-98 lead with 1:05 left when guards DeMar DeRozan and Lowry each made two free throws.

Evan Fournier led Orlando with 24 points and forward Tobias Harris had 23.

Mavericks 106, Kings 98

DALLAS — Dallas (5-3) rallied from 24 points down, tying the third-largest deficit overcome in franchise history. The Mavericks also own a 21-game winning streak over Sacramento in Dallas dating back to 2003.

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 to pass Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and first among foreign-born players.

The Kings (5-3) have lost two in a row following a five-game winning streak. Forward Rudy Guy had a team-high 26 points and eight assists for the Kings, who led 24-4 in the early going and held a 44-20 lead in the second quarter.

Bucks 85, Thunder 78

MILWAUKEE — Shooting guard O.J. Mayo scored 19 points, point guard Brandon Knight had 16 and forward Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks won consecutive games for the first time since March 17-19, 2013.

Antetokounmpo set a career high with 18 his last time out and didn’t miss a beat Tuesday, hitting 6 of 13 attempts from the field and pulling down eight rebounds with two blocked shots.

Oklahoma City got a game-best 29 points from point guard Reggie Jackson.

Trail Blazers 102, Hornets 100

PORTLAND — Guard Damian Lillard had 29 points with seven assists and forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Portland rallied from a 23-point second-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte.

It was the fourth win in five games for the Trail Blazers (5-3), who trailed 50-27 midway through the second period.

Charlotte (3-5) had a late chance to force overtime, but guard Gary Neal’s driving basket at the buzzer was ruled too late after a review.

Center Al Jefferson led the Hornets with 22 points while guard Lance Stephenson contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds.

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