(TORONTO) — The Los Angeles Lakers (16-12) lead by 18 points at the half, but found themselves only up four with two minutes to play.
Kobe Bryant would not let his team down on their final game of the Grammy road trip. He nailed a jumper with 4.2 seconds left to seal the deal and give the Lakers a 94-92 win. The Lakers went 3-3 on the road trip.
“We’re a poor road team, and that’s what we need to turn around,” Bryant said. “If we could figure out a way to win games on the road, our record would be much, much better.”
The Raptors (9-20) had a chance to take the lead with 3.7 seconds left but Rasual Butler failed to inbound the ball and call a timeout which gave the Lakers back the ball with a 93-92 lead.
“I asked (referee Scott Foster) to count out loud and he did,” Butler said. “I heard four, I turned to call a timeout and he felt like it was five seconds.”
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire