Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 2/25/13
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Back on Track: Kobe was 2 of 37 from beyond the arc coming into this game, but it seems the Black Mamba has forgotten all about it as he goes off for 38 points (13 of 21), 4 of 5 from the three, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists in the victory over the Dallas Mavericks. 14 of his points came in the 4th quarter where Kobe went for a perfect 5 of 5 from outside the paint and also finished with a career 31,000 points, becoming the only 5th player in NBA history to do so. Dirk countered with his best performance of the season, going for his first double-double of the 2013 with 30 points on 11 of 19 shooting (4 of 4 from three), and 13 boards. His former teammate, Steve Nash, showed signs of life in the Lakers’ third straight win after the All-Star break, scoring 20 points and handing out 4 assists. #CountonKobe: To pump fake you out of your shoes (Via: Reddit). Nice Try: The Cleveland Cavaliers, trailing by 18 points in the half to the Miami Heat, came back from the break to take the lead in the third, thanks to C.J. Miles’s solo 11-0 run. But in typical Cleveland fashion, they would fail to hold on to their lead and watch the Heat get away with the win. LeBron James led the way with 28 points on 10 of 19 shooting, and 8 dimes. Dwayne Wade added, 24 points (11 of 22), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Rookie, Dion Waiters of the Cavs had a team-high 26 points on a surprisingly efficient 11 of 17 shots. Goggles: The New York Knicks holds off the visiting Philadelphia 76ers in the win. Despite shooting 6 of 18 from the field, Carmelo Anthony finished with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Amare Stoudemire came off the bench for a near perfect game. Going off for 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting and 5 rebounds. Stat has been great at adjusting to his new second unit role, and is slowly dissolving the worries that Knicks fans once had with consistent play. For the Sixers, bad news continue to surface. According to coach Doug Collins, Andrew Bynum is still far way from being 100 percent. On the bright side, their All-Star, Jrue Holiday had 30 points (12 of 24), 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Running Engine: The Portland Trail Blazers snapped their 7 game losing streak in the victory against the Boston Celtics. This game was close from the very beginning, but Wesley Matthew’s 24 points (8 of 11) and late game threes sealed the game for Portland. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett combined for 46 of Boston’s total 86 points in the loss. Off Target: Every member of the Chicago Bulls might need prescription glasses after this 29 percent shooting performance (the lowest field goal percentage of the season) in the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. The Bulls were absolutely horrendous in this game, and was out of it by the first half. Kevin Durant got 19 points on 19 shots and 16 rebounds. While Russell Westbrook scored 23 points on 10 of 17 shooting and punished Chicago with dunks. Highlights Fancy: Ricky Rubio’s passes are still out of the this world ordinary. I don’t think he can actually pull off a normal chest pass. Skates: The Bean still got some moves. Off The Board: Marshon Brooks passes to himself against the Memphis Grizzlies. Follow me on twitter @Leslie_Kam. You can also find me on The Basketball Machine for more NBA fun. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

The NBA is one step closer to putting ads on jerseys

Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Dwight Howard: ‘I have not asked the Rockets to trade me’

Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slashing gesture


Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has torn labrum

Report: Antonio Tarver suspended six months, fined $50,000 for positive test

Texans owner wants team to draft a top quarterback

Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Report: Raiders staying in Oakland for 2016 season

Chris Harris: Von Miller should get paid more than JJ Watt

4 likeliest Dwight Howard trade scenarios

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Penn State the latest to offer generic football jerseys for sale

Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

ESPN, Stephen A. Smith and Little League International sued by parents of Jackie Robinson West

Kobe Bryant shoots down notion he wants All-Star MVP record

Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract to retire with Giants

Ronda Rousey returns to training

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

Barry J. Sanders transferring to Oklahoma State

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker