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Kobe turns back the clock to avoid Lakers unwanted record, Harden guides Rockets past Heat

A season-high 38 points from Kobe Byrant helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old turned back the clock as the Lakers avoided an unwanted franchise record of 11-straight defeats in a season.

Louis Williams had 20 points for the Lakers, while Andrew Wiggins top-scored for the Timberwolves with 30 points.

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The Houston Rockets ended a three-game losing streak thanks to a 115-102 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

James Harden continued his fine form for the Rockets, scoring 26 points and tying his career-high total of 14 assists in a game.

It was the second time in eight games that Harden has reached 14 assists.

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The Heat were led by Luol Deng’s 17 points, while Dwyane Wade helped with 16.

The Toronto Raptors responded from Monday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets with a 104-97 victory against the Phoenix Suns.

Kyle Lowry scored 26 points for the Raptors, which included five three-pointers, while DeMar Rozan added 22.

Markieff Morris had 30 points for the Suns – 14 of those coming in the first quarter – but the side fell short of giving interim coach Earl Watson a win in his first game in charge.

In other results, the Boston Celtics secured a 97-89 win against the New York Knicks, while the Portland Trail Blazers made it five straight wins with a 107-95 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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