Kobe Bryant returned to action on Sunday night, eight months after tearing his left Achilles' tendon, but the Lakers struggled in a 106-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Raptors power forward Amir Johnson had a huge night, scoring 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds.

Bryant finished with nine points on 2-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. But the veteran guard had eight turnovers, nearly matching the Raptors’ 12.

No Lakers starter scored in double figures. Power forward Pau Gasol had a difficult night, scoring seven points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Five bench players scored at least 11 points for the Lakers: Nick Young (19), Xavier Henry (17), Jodie Meeks (14), Jordan Hill (11) and Shawne Williams (10).

Before the game, Toronto agreed to a trade with the Kings, sending Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to Sacramento for Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes. The deal won’t be official until Monday, but the three Raptors in the trade did not play Sunday night.
Toronto only needed eight players to beat the Lakers, shooting 48.8% from the field while holding the Lakers to 43% shooting.

The Lakers turned the ball over 19 times in falling to 10-10 on the season. They’ll host the Phoenix Suns (11-9) on Tuesday night.

Toronto (7-12) will return home to host the San Antonio Spurs (15-4) on Tuesday.