There is nothing like a throwback duel of A.I. vs. Kobe to get the fans going, and they definitely got the show they paid for. Kobe scoring 24 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-91 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
Iverson and Bryant are the reason that Philadelphia was able to sell out two games this season. Iverson’s first game back in Philadelphia drew 20,664, and Bryant helped draw 20,809 on Friday.
In the first half both players only scores two points, and the Lakers led 51-42 at the break. Then when coming back Bryant caught the first pass, spund around and hit a 14-footer.
Iverson scored 15 points on 6 for 7 shooting in the third to top Bryant’s 5 of 7, 14-point quarter. Iverson and Bryant each made 10 baskets in the game from the floor.
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to build a 16-point lead and got to play the fourth with ease.
Pau Gasol had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Ron Artest scored 18 points and Lamar Odom had 13 for the Lakers.