Kobe Bryant has started the game out hot for the Los Angeles Lakers and LA never looked back in beating the Miami Heat by ten. Bryant had 18 first quarter points and finished with 33 points overall in another all-around efficient performance with the mask around, shooting 14 of 23 from the field. Bryant obtained some partial revenge on Dwyane Wade for putting him in the mask to begin with. The Lakers led comfortably for most of the game, holding off several second half Miami runs to always stay on top for the majority of the game.
Andrew Bynum added 16 points and 13 rebounds, Pau Gasol put in 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Metta World Peace had a solid all-around game with 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
LeBron James led Miami with 25 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks. Dwyane Wade struggled from the field, needing 17 shots to score 16 points, but had five turnovers and fouled out early. Mario Chalmers added 15 points, but James had little support from the rest of the team.