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Kobe scores 33, Lakers beat Wade's Heat 93-83

Kobe scores 33, Lakers beat Wade's Heat 93-83

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points in his third straight stellar performance and Dwayne Wade managed just 16 points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' 93-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Metta World Peace scored 17 points while leading a solid defensive effort for the Lakers, who have won 17 of their last 18 home games. Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Los Angeles never trailed in the final 44 minutes against Miami, snapping a four-game skid in Bryant's head-to-head matchups with Wade's Heat.
LeBron James had 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who lost on the final two stops of their three-game trip after nine consecutive victories.
Just one week after Wade gave Bryant a concussion with a hard foul in the All-Star game, Bryant scored 18 points in a dynamic first quarter while wearing a clear plastic mask over his still-tender nose. He added just enough big baskets in the second half to keep the Lakers ahead, finishing with his third straight 30-point game as the Masked Mamba.
CELTICS 115, KNICKS 111, OT
At Boston, Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, spoiling Jeremy Lin's return to Boston.
Rondo had 18 points, 20 assists and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 34 _ including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in regulation. Kevin Garnett finished with 18 points with 10 rebounds.
Lin picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and struggled to 14 points in 32 minutes. He had five assists and four rebounds while shooting 6 for 16 from the floor.
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points for the Knicks, six of them in the final 100 seconds of regulation as they briefly took the lead. Amare Stoudemire had 16 points and 13 rebounds, but New York still fell a game below .500 and 1 1/2 games behind Boston in the Eastern Conference.