Originally written January 18, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 66 points, and the Miami Heat put the clamps on Kobe Bryant for three quarters to take the 99-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night at Staples Center. In a game featuring four All-Star starters, it was Miami's terrific twosome who far outshined Los Angeles' stars. James had a season-high 39 points on 17-of-25 shooting. He added seven rebounds and eight assists. Wade, on his 31st birthday, added 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting. He contributed five assists and four rebounds. Miami stole the momentum in the last two minutes behind James and Wade, who scored seven points as the Heat went on a 9-0 spurt to end the game. The Lakers trailed 73-65 heading into the fourth quarter, but Bryant came alive late to make it a game. Bryant had 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, connecting on five of nine shots. In the first three quarters, Bryant, who was named the leading All-Star vote-getter -- narrowly...
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