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Cavaliers and LeBron James a little too much for Lakers
Cavaliers and LeBron James a little too much for Lakers

Kobe Bryant set a career high with 17 assists, but it wasn't enough to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, who took a 109-102 victory on Thursday night at Staples Center. James led all scorers with 36 points in 38 minutes, hitting half of his 24 shots from the field. The bigger issue for the Lakers was Bryant's minute restriction of 32, set by Coach Byron Scott. Bryant sat on the bench watching as the Lakers fell behind by 11 points before he checked back in with 5:53 left in the fourth quarter. The Lakers threatened in the final minutes but couldn't get any closer than four points. Jordan Hill led the Lakers with 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Bryant...

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