Thursday, January 13, 2011



Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant celebrates a shot by Steve Blake against the Houston Rockets during the second half of their NBA game in Los Angeles, California October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The Lakers didn't handle the Cleveland Cavaliers last night...they manhandled them. There was no Cleveland show last night as the Lakers held the Cavs to an opposing, franchise record low 55 points. It looked like Cleveland only had a half to play as by the final buzzer the Cavaliers only had 57 points to L.A's 112. This is the Lakers biggest margin of victory since 1972. That's before Shaq, before Magic and before 'Cap. It was the Lake Show's third-largest victory in history. Still it was a new defensive record for the Lakers after allowing 66 points by Charlotte back in the Shaq/Kobe three-peat days of 2002. Kobe "absolutely" felt sorry for former Laker and Cleveland coach, Byron Scott. Still after the 'Showtime' destroyed the Lakers, 80's babies squad Kobe was asked if any of his sympathy was extended to the Cavalier team, "None," Bryant replied. "You forget who you're talking to." Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum both had 15 points, while Kobe and Pau had 13 apiece. The Lakers other biggest wins where 56 points against Detroit in 1966 and 63 points against Golden State in '72. This weeks game is still one for the record books however. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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