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It's the LeBron and Kobe show on Thursday night, as the Miami Heat host the Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are both coming off a win and some time to rest coming into their game on Thursday night, and as is always the case when the two players meet, this will be billed as a showdown between Kobe and LeBron above all else.
Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are the NBA's two leading scorers coming into this game, leading Kevin Durant and the rest of the field by a solid margin. Bryant has played the entirety of this season with a torn ligament in his wrist, but it doesn't seen to be affecting his ability to shoot the ball in the slightest.
While those two players will hog the spotlight, there are question marks about a couple of other Heat players. Dwyane Wade has missed time with a sprained right ankle and a decision has not yet been made on whether or not he can play on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Eddy Curry could make his Heat debut.
Game Day/Time: Thursday, 8:00 p.m. ET