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Matthew Dellavedova

Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers 120-111

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.

One on one.

"It was just a lot of mutual respect," James said of the embrace. "Sometimes what is known doesn't need to be said."

The two superstars shared the same floor in Cleveland for the final time on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers, despite playing the second half without Kevin Love, downed the Los Angeles Lakers 120-111 in their last game before the All-Star break.

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points and James added 29 for the Cavs, who feared Love had re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder in the first half....