Lakers beat struggling Raptors

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Lakers 94, Raptors 88

Lakers 94, Raptors 88

In Toronto, Kobe Byrant scored 26 points and Shaquille O'Neal had 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers won their sixth straight game on Sunday with a 94-88 victory over the struggling Toronto Raptors.

Glen Rice added 22 points for the Lakers, who have won 13 of 14 and own the NBA's best record (21-5).

Vince Carter had 29 points to lead the Raptors, who have lost three straight and five of six.


Nets 96, Hawks 88

In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Jamie Feick scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, outplaying opposing center Dikembe Mutombo, as New Jersey beat Atlanta 96-88, for its fifth straight home victory.

Feick found his offense in the form of jump shots, making seven of them as he repeatedly took advantage of Mutombo's hesitancy to defend him on the perimeter. Feick finished 8-for-13 from the field.

Keith Van Horn led New Jersey with 20 points.

Isaiah Rider had 20 points for Atlanta, which lost its third straight.


Grizzlies 85, Clippers 84

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Michael Dickerson scored 26 points and coach Lionel Hollins earned his first victory as Vancouver beat Los Angeles.

Hollins, the long-time assistant, was coaching his second game, and first in Vancouver, since taking over for Brian Hill, who was fired on Thursday. Saturday at Seattle, the Grizzlies lost 112-89 in Hollins' coaching debut.

Lamar Odom led the Clippers with 28 points before fouling out with 2:46 left in the game as Los Angeles lost its sixth straight road game.