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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Former Zag Turiaf scores career-high 10 in Lakers victory

Associated Press

Former Gonzaga University star Ronny Turiaf scored a NBA career-high 10 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 102-87 Tuesday night at Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant led the way with 28 points and eight assists, while Smush Parker added 17 points and seven assists for the Lakers (29-28), who took control of the game with a third-quarter scoring burst.

Turiaf hits 4 of 5 shots from the field and both of his free-throw attempts. His previous scoring high was three points.

Bulls 111, Timberwolves 100: At Chicago, Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 30 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds for Chicago in a victory over Minnesota.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern said the league wants to find a way to help the Trail Blazers stop losing money in order to keep the team in Portland. … Bryan Colangelo joined the Toronto Raptors as its president and general manager, ready to leave his imprint on a new team after splitting with the Phoenix Suns.