These Kings-Lakers encounters almost never disappoint. Saturday night was no different. In front of a sold out arena - and the place is always packed with people and with emotion when the Lakers visit - Kobe Bryant led his team to a much-needed 103-98 victory and passed Wilt Chamberlain on the league's all-time scoring list. Oh. One more thing. While the team's future in Sacramento is uncertain because the Maloofs have reached agreement to sell majority interest to a group intent on relocating the team to Seattle, Kobe predicted he'll be back here next year. He also (fondly) recalled Game 7 of the Kings-Lakers conference finals classic in 2001-02.
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