Dec 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) smiles after hitting a shot in the fourth quarter of a game against the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena. - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NBA schedule 2012: Kobe Bryant reaches 30,000 career points

Kobe Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, reaching the milestone as the Lakers rolled through the future Pelicans. Elsewhere in the NBA Wednesday night, the Hawks held off the Nuggets, the Clippers dunked (a lot) and J.R. Smith was very J.R. Smith.

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It's a dunk-off!

The Clippers' two big men went wild on the Mavericks on Wednesday night, putting together a nasty highlight reel. But who wore it better?

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Clippers cruise past Mavericks

Jamal Crawford, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers were never seriously threatened in a 112-90 beatdown of the Mavericks.

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Today in Blake Griffin

Ho-hum, another great Blake Griffin dunk.

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Hawks hold off Denver rally

The Hawks got a close one over the Nuggets, winning 108-104 in the final seconds of Wednesday night's game.

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Kobe makes history, Lakers win big

The Lakers showed a sense of urgency and collected just their second road win of the season as Kobe Bryant reached another milestone and became the youngest player in NBA history to score 30,000 points.

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Garnett leads Celtics over Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as his Celtics beat his former team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-94 on Wednesday night.

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Long live J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith sunk the Charlotte Bobcats with a buzzer beater after a classic J.R. Smith sequence.

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Kobe reaches 30,000

The Lakers' living legend continues to make history and extend his Hall-of-Fame career.

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