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Shaq vs. Kobe, Part II

THE BIG GREET: Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal hug and pat each other on the back before the game between the Lakers and the Heat at Staples Center on Monday night. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
OVER THE TOP: Lakers Kobe Bryant and Brian Cook go for a rebound over Miami’s Gary Payton. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
HE’LL PASS: Lamar Odom of the Lakers decides to pass rather than shoot after drawing Miami defenders Shaquille O’Neal and Udonis Haslem. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
PULLING UP: Laker guard Smush Parker takes a shot over Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal and Jason Williams. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
THE DISH: Kobe Bryant makes a pass for an assist, as Miami’s Alonzo Mourning defends. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
SLAM: Laker Andrew Bynum makes a big dunk over Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
GOALKEEPERS: Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom try to stop Miami’s Dwyane Wade. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
PEACE MAKER: Kobe Bryant keeps Shaq away from Laker Andrew Bynum after an exchange of forearm punches between Bynum and O’Neal in the second quarter. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
SHOVING MATCH: Andrew Bynum shoves Miami Heat Shaquille O’Neal in the 2nd quarter at Staples Center Monday, January 16, 2006. O’Neal proceeded to give Bynum a forearm shiver to the neck in a small fracus. A double technical was called on O’Neal and Bynum. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
DUNK ALA DIESEL: Lamar Odom can’t stop a dunk by Shaq. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
HARD FALL: Dwyane Wade is tended to by a team trainer after he injured his ankle on a third quarter drive, but soon rejoined the game in the fourth quarter. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
HOOK SHOT: Laker Luke Walton tries to stop Miami Heat’s Antoine Walker in the second half. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
WARNING: Kobe Bryant argues with referee Joey Crawford in the 3rd quarter over teammate Brian Cook’s ejection. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
CROSS COURT PASS: Lakers’ Luke Walton and Kobe Bryant defend as Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade passes the ball in the second half. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
ABOVE THE RIM: Lakers Kwame Brown and Lamar Odom can’t stop Shaq. (Lori Shepler / LAT)