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Bryant scores 28 as Lakers beat Knicks

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks and Kobe Bryant

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talk during the first half. (Dec. 29, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

LOS ANGELES -- There really is a constant in this rushed, haphazard start to the NBA season. Kobe Bryant still can take control of the game better than anyone, at least when it is a game against the Knicks.

The Lakers superstar had his typical major game against the Knicks, whose new Big Three was not enough to offset his presence, his energy, his 28 points and his four-point play in the Lakers'...

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