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TORONTO – Nick Young returned from suspension to score 29 points, Pau Gasol had 22 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 112-106 on Sunday, just their third win in 15 games.
Young, who was suspended for Friday's victory at Boston after throwing a punch at Phoenix's Goran Dragic last Wednesday, scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers overcame a 19-point deficit. They won back-to-back games for the first time since beating Memphis on Dec. 17 and Minnesota on Dec. 20.
Ryan Kelly scored 17 in his first career start and Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 11 assists. The Lakers reached the midway point of the season with a record of 16-25.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Kyle Lowry had 21 and Patrick Patterson 17 as Toronto's six-game home winning streak came to an end.