Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant made two big shots late in regulation to tie the game and added a key jumper in overtime, as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied past the Portland Trail Blazers, 106-101. Bryant finished with 37 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Lakers, who have won two in a row since a three-game skid. Ron Artest made five three-pointers en route to 24 points for Los Angeles, which got 18 points and 14 boards from Pau Gasol.
LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Blazers, who had a six-game winning streak snapped. Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews each donated 22 points. In good news for Portland, three-time All-Star swingman Brandon Roy returned to the lineup in a limited role. Roy had been sidelined since December 15 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees. He ended with five points in 15 1/2 minutes of action.
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