Ball Don't Lie - NBA

Since we're in the habit, and since it's been a remarkable week for basketball, we should point out that LeBron James exploded to the tune of 52 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

It wasn't nearly as glamorous as Kobe's 61-point turn from the other night. James doesn't do his damage from long range as much as Bryant, and there weren't as many twirling finishes, but some might consider this a greater performance despite the nine-point differential.

This close to the actual game, though, I'm not really sure. Points are points, though Kobe didn't register a rebound and only had three assists, while Bryant had 103 possessions to work with in his faster-paced game to James' slower-paced 92, but in the end it doesn't matter in the slightest.

Instead, let's revel in the idea of two brilliant players pushing their teams over the top against a Knicks team that will not quit, working within the same hallowed halls where Ken "The Animal" Bannister used to play.

We'll have more in tomorrow's Behind the Box Score.

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