Lebron had 37, 5 boards and 9 assists as he and the Cleveland Cavs defeated Kobe and the Lakers, 93-87, at Cleveland. Kobe went for 31 on 12-of-31 shooting. 'Bron was 13-of-25. Kobe did score his 25,000th point though. He's the youngest player ever to accomplish that feat at age 31. But the 25-year old James won the war last night and the Cavs moved to 33-11, just percentage points behind the Lakers for the best overall record in the league. The Lakers are 32-10.
Kobe pretty much said his team is too soft to take on the rugged teams in the East. Knowing him, he'll get that fixed.
LeBron said you can't get too fired up about sweeping the Lakers in the regular season, because in the postseason the championship will go through LA.
Could be a classic in the Finals if both get there. They'll be some other teams like Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas and Denver who will have a say in that.