NBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

Dec 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games. - - - Lakers 111, Nuggets 107 Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 111-107. Bryant tied his season high and helped the Lakers win for just the second time in 10 games. Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points and Lou Williams had 17 points and for Los Angeles. Will Barton scored 25 points, guard Gary Harris tied a career high with 21, and center Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets have lost two straight at home to teams with a combined record of 11-42. - - - Grizzlies 104, 76ers 90 Marc Gasol scored 19 points and Mike Conley added 18 as Memphis routed Philadelphia. Courtney Lee contributed 15 points for the Grizzlies, who won their second straight. Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes chipped in 14 and 12, respectively. Gasol also had six rebounds and five assists, while Conley contributed six assists. Rookie Jahlil Okafor notched 18 points to pace Philadelphia, which dropped its 11th straight to fall to 1-29, the worst 30-game start in NBA history. Hollis Thompson added 16 points and Isaiah Canaan had 15. - - - Raptors 103, Mavericks 99 DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points and Toronto held on to defeat Dallas. Kyle Lowry added 17 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Raptors, while Bismack Biyombo scored nine points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 20 points and seven rebounds. - - - Pistons 93, Heat 92 The Detroit Pistons have had their best long distance shooting performances against the Miami Heat this season. The Pistons made 15 three-pointers and erased an early 18-point deficit in a 93-92 victory over the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. - - - (Editing by John O'Brien)