LeBron James vs Kobe Bryant NASTY XMAS Duel 2009.12.25 Cavs at LAL - 61 Pts, 17 Assists Combined!
and although these two teams haven't developed a real rivalry yet I'm going to have to face each other in the playoffs there's certainly the two of the best teams in the NBA and Mark when players like
Jamesmatchup they won't be guarding each other all the time in fact much of the time they won't but they still kind of push each other a little bit don't think well no question about it they take a look at the impact that both I have it on both ends of the floor and they raise the stakes offensively and defensively I expect to see them when it matters most matched up against itself I agree with what Mark said about Pete Powell dassault he is so difficult because he can face up a
BryantKnox in the jungle face up against guys who have size like sinners and then he'll post smaller power forwards like JJ hips you have the length now with Gasol and Bynum and you play at home for the majority of game knocks in another jumper you have a chance to be a dominant defensive King this year for the Cavaliers is LeBron
Jamesknocks down a three they went 66 games last year and do not stand pack they made a lot of changes Shaquille O'Neal picks in now a big part they get Anthony Parker jamario moon LeBron
Jamesfinishes there at time Brian looking for it Parker one of the other key acquisitions for you getting roles extra minutes as a child that's the pretty fee from Brian Lakers back with Anthony Parker who's been at his best knocks...
down that one a two-pointer Parker Gibson have been one two in the NBA in three-point percentage the Williams to
Jamesget out of the way he gets one of those cuts every game when Mo Williams penetrates to the baseline instead of just spotting up he times and cuts through the lane very good play by the Cleveland Cavaliers to get LeBron
Jamesand easy that's Ben if you want to be a nitpicker Laker bench has not played up to par one thing you can say is
Jamesit's an easy one down low against Artest West kicks it out games now specifically ABS are the best first quarter team in the NBA they averaged 29 a game nice pass inside of
Bryantwith the finish line against jamario moon guys hard to the basket accident from
Cavsare shooting 64% over fear Oh Freddie hood from Ryan switch it to the left hand you can tell the mindset of the
Cavswith this unit strictly pick-and-roll Bowl Williams and also Galante west kitchen to the scenes making calls wall up to to run to start the second out of the offensive rebound back in the pile
Bryantwill go to the line Fisher lines that up we still doing that too good defense repair job the basket ice Throwdown for moon the defense starting the offense again for the
Cavsthat's still their bread and butter outside of LeBron
Jamesand here you're hearing boos forgivable esteems twenty three and four they get involved especially when you talk about as in gaussians knock down another shot Hill Jackson saying...
I've seen enough but especially when you talk about the ability in his leg of team the bounce back and anymore Bynum nice moves and finish just like the old days with all these seven firms out there West for three-day west trip downtown he's off to a good start 3 for 3 from the field
Bryantwas right at home trying to draw the foul moon started going up the floor and Bryan able to get it Fisher the three puts it in Lakers really needed a bucket there with Paula behind by 20 that's their first three-pointer jazz frozen that's a big-time move a little dream shake gets to his right hand and finishes over on tap laughs at marichal him our chest inside - laughs - on test he thought he got hit there good job Island nice pass jamario moon in his first year with the team it's a beautiful fee that's LeBron
assistsBrian on the drive gets inside and it's up to 11 Brian wants to play one-on-one with the smaller than Arthur West Brian on the drive inside draws the foul and he'll go to the line with two point three remain
Jameslooking vixen gives it right back to
Jamesand he goes three pointer from hair court at the puzzle now they'll review it doll they wave it off Danny Crawford said no but they'll look at it on the replay it was very close wow that's close I'm still not sure and I've seen it twice now that's why they have replay come right by Brian one man to beat defense and a done drives its inside blocked...
from behind by Williams Bryan gets it back left hand in large part the player said because of the league that Snoop Dogg created for you football majors O'Neil his partner he's been relatively quiet considering how well he's played not in recent weeks nine points five rebounds steps back that's a three and it's gold LeBron
JamesDale and the gas back up by 16 I just mentioned his name no one knows it an NBA man that guy does work every single night Ryan for three touching in Koby ligand is blocked by a real bit of time he'll upset that he clearly careened into brian from the condom hands of three another big shot 24 points from old Williams and elite back up to 16 games gets to the basket boom glands in his face nice shot jamario moon and it's up to 18 with seven and a half to play who is 680 guarding run line goes right past them and are fat and his former teammate named to the mask another banks it in it's 86 70 the bible' quarter the fourth back up to truck with the five now down to the basket it's adult size Brian to the first Brian's doodle battling games Watson shows the flight to
Bryantgoes up and gets out of her go to the basket rebound
Cavsdefense is just missed terrific
Jamesputs it in foul we mentioned they open up with a loss in Dallas but then they beat Phoenix in Sacramento over time and handily defeated the Lakers here at the Staples Center a very impressive win here for the Cleveland Cavaliers as though...
improved to 23 and 8 on the season 12 and 6 on the road three straight road wins to finish his trip and the Lakers fallen out of 23 and 5