21 Jan 2009

Lakers beat Cav's in an NBA thriller

6:49 pm on 21 January 2009

NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant shrugged off a dislocated finger to help the Los Angeles Lakers to a thrilling 105-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in a titanic battle between the top two teams league.

Bryant, the NBA's reigning MVP, registered 20 points, six rebounds and 12 assists as the Western Conference champions held off a late surge by Cleveland to stretch their win-loss record to 32-8.