The injury-ravaged and chemistry-deficient Lakers rolled into Sunday’s match with the Heat ready to do battle with whatever they had. That meant old Kobe, Earl Clark, Dwight Howard, and Dwight Howard’s bum shoulder. It was actually almost enough; L.A. went into halftime tied with Miami at 53 and into the fourth only down 5.
But Miami has LeBron James. And he had approximately no time to entertain the mediocre Lakers down the stretch, finishing with 32 points to go with 7 boards, 4 assists and 3 steals, extending his streak scoring 30 or more on 60 percent shooting to five games. He had a bit of help from DWade’s 30 points. Kobe tried with 28. Miami wins, 107-97.
NBA Kicks ahead with Bron, DWade, Kobe and the rest of the Sunday roundup.