It was a classy sendoff for Kobe Bryant at the "Q" on Wednesday night, as the Lakers great took on the Cavaliers in Cleveland for the final time, but the Cavs weren't about to let the future Hall of Famer completely own the night, holding off a fourth-quarter charge to beat Los Angeles, 120-111.
Kyrie Irving led the way with a season-high 35 points, and LeBron James added 29 points and 11 assists, as the Cavaliers built up a 22 point third-quarter lead. But Bryant, who finished with 17 points, helped cut into that lead in the fourth, before LeBron and Kyrie hit some huge buckets down the stretch to seal the deal.
Lou Williams led the Lakers with 28 points.
Kevin Love left the game with a bruised left shoulder late in the second quarter.
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