Saturday , Dec , 22 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James Better than Kobe Bryant?

CLEVELAND (AP) — The two superstars wanted to guard each other in the final moments: Kobe on LeBron. LeBron on Kobe.

It had to end like that.

"I didn’t even ask," James said. "I just told Sasha [Pavlovic] to go somewhere else."

James scored 33 points and shut out Bryant when the NBA’s top two scorers went one-on-one in the final 2:23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a dismal loss with a 94-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

James added 10 rebounds and five assists. But it was his pressure on Bryant in the final minutes that helped the Cavs recover from a lousy defensive effort in a 108-90 loss at New York on Wednesday night…(Click here for more.)