LeBron's Heat hold off Kobe's Lakers 99-90

LeBron's Heat hold off Kobe's Lakers 99-90
January 18, 2013, 1:26 am
Share This Post

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat rises for a dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

(GI)

LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James had 39 points and eight assists, Dwyane Wade added 27 points on his 31st birthday and the Miami Heat held off the Los Angeles Lakers 99-90 Thursday night to finish the defending NBA champions' six-game road trip with three wins.

Ray Allen scored seven of his nine points in the final 5 minutes as the Heat repelled a late charge by the Lakers, who lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for Los Angeles, which rallied for a brief lead midway through the final period before James and Allen secured the Heat's second win in their last eight road games against the Lakers.