There is no better closer in basketball than Kobe Bryant, an irrefutable fact he proved once again Tuesday night. Tie game, under three minutes to play, the Lakers without Dwight Howard (shoulder), Pau Gasol (foot) and Metta World Peace (suspension). Everyone in the sold-out Barclays Center knew Bryant was about to take over, and no one in the building could do anything to stop it. A driving dunk between Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries gave the Lakers a two-point cushion and a running layup two possessions later gave them a three-point lead over the Nets that they would not give back in a 92-83 victory...
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