Portland, OR (Sports Network) -made two big shots late in regulation to tie the game and added a key jumper in overtime, as the rallied past the , 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. made five three-pointers en route to 24 points for Los Angeles, which got 18 points and 14 boards from .
finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Blazers, who had a six-game winning streak snapped. and each donated 22 points. In good news for Portland, three-time All-Star swingman 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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