Originally posted on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 2/5/13
Kobe put on a second-half show to led the Lakers to a win tonight   No Dwight Howard, no Metta World Peace, no problem. After a third-quarter surge by the home-team Nets to take back the lead, the Lakers--led by a heating-up Kobe Bryant--edged Brooklyn, their 10th-straight win over the Nets. Sweeping the season series, LA led by nine points at half before Brooklyn uncharacteristically played well after the first half. Kobe was cold early on but by the game's conclusion, showed why he is one of the NBA's best players of all-time through his trademark straight-up jumpers and impossible paint drives. Both teams started this evening's preceding ice-cold from the field, with Brook Lopez and Kobe starting with ugly 2-6 shooting marks each. However, D-Will and Joe Johnson hit some shots later in the quarter that helped bring the Nets to hold a six-point lead after 12 minutes, a lead they would quickly lose in the troublesome second quarter, a quarter which was made so...
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