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2015-16 Schedule
11-44, 5th in Pacific
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Robinson on Kobe: 'There's no reason to have that snarl now' (1:02)
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Kobe-King rivalry is down to 'And one'

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant squared off for the 21st time on Wednesday night, LBJ grabbing his 15th win. They'll meet one last time at Staples Center on March 10.

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Is it fair to rank LeBron over Magic? (1:45)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James becomes the latest player to receive a pair of autographed shoes from Kobe Bryant after a game during Bryant's farewell tour:

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

What does Kobe Bryant dislike about his farewell tour? "Well, that we suck," the Los Angeles Lakers icon said of his 11-44 team. "That's tough. All joking aside, just being able to say thank you to the fans, it's hard for me to express how much the fans have meant to me, it really is. It's been such a driving force to come into places, these hostile environments and be booed and be the enemy, that stuff drove me for so many years and it's very hard for me to be able to put into words how much I appreciated that. The best I can do is to go out and play, even though physically I feel like crap, and say thank you as much as I can to them. I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to do that."

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Kobe on what he hates most on farewell tour: 'That we suck' (0:35)
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Kobe's final game in Cleveland comes in a loss (2:23)
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LeBron on Kobe: 'Our fans got a great treat tonight' (1:25)
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Love injured as Cavs down Kobe, Lakers 120-111

Kobe Bryant's final game in Cleveland was reduced to a sideshow when Cavs forward Kevin Love re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half of a 120-111 win over the Lakers.

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LeBron stars in Kobe's Cleveland farewell

LeBron James finished with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-111 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant had 17 points on 5-for-16 shooting in his final visit to Cleveland. Box score

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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe (0:46)
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Kobe's clutch 3-pointer lights up fourth quarter (0:22)
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Kyrie, LeBron leading Cavs

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have combined for 53 points, giving the Cavaliers a 93-74 lead over the Lakers heading to the fourth quarter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)
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Kevin Love leaves game with apparent shoulder injury (0:46)

Cavs lead by 17 at halftime

Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-9 from the field in his final visit to Cleveland, as his Lakers have fallen in a 64-47 halftime hole. LeBron James leads all players with 17 points and 7 assists. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs honor Kobe Bryant.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving started every game that he played in during his rookie season under then-Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. Why hasn't Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in 2015, been given the same opportunity under Scott, who is now the Lakers coach? "[Kyrie] was just a little bit more mature," Scott said. "At 19, he was a little bit more business-like at practice and games. D'Angelo still has a playfulness about him, sometimes in practice he's joking around and losing a little bit of focus. But he's 19. I understand that." Scott added, "I didn't say [his playfulness] was a bad thing. But it is a bad thing at times. There's always a time to be serious and there's always a time to joke around. So I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I'm saying he's 19. I understand it, I'm not saying it's bad or good, but Chris Paul wasn't like that and Kyrie was a little bit, but not that much. But like I said, again, they're all different. And I accept that."

LeBron James off to strong start

The Cavs forward had 10 points and 5 assists in the first quarter, helping the Cavaliers take a 35-25 lead over the Lakers in Kobe Bryant's final trip to Cleveland. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Irving dances around Lakers defense (0:12)
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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)

Team Stats

Points Per Game96.527th
Rebounds Per Game43.017th
Assists Per Game18.230th
Points Allowed106.127th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-161144.200
2014-152161.256
2013-142755.329
2012-134537.549
2011-124125.621

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