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NBA Live Betting Action: Lakers vs. CavsPublished February 10, 2016 by Sol FH
Kobe’s NBA farewell tour continues tonight against the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, live at 1:00 GMT.
The Lakers and the Cavaliers go head to head tonight in the first of two games scheduled for the season. LeBron has not met Kobe on the hard court this season and tonight will be a chance for the latter to show that he is not retired just yet. Bryant will also need to face his former teammate, now head coach of the Cavs, Tyronn Lue. Bryant and Lue won two championships together during the first two of their three-peat back in the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s.
The Lakers are having a dismal season, and at 37 years old, Kobe is far off his heyday. The Cavs are now 37-14 and in first place in the East, but they are 7-3 since Lue took the reins, but they have recently won a couple blowout victories against New Orleans and Sacramento, the Cavs once again look like they could challenge for the championships.
Bryant was one of James’ high school role models, and Kobe even sent LeBron a pair of sneakers back in the day. ''Anytime I watch his games, even when I'm not playing him, it's always like very emotional just knowing it's his last hurrah,'' James related about Kobe’s farewell. "It's going to be really cool to see him for sure. I know our fans will give him a great reception, well deserved.''
Bryant is playing a lot better than a few weeks ago, now averaging 26.4 over the last 5 games. The team is still a pathetic 11-43, but after this season, the Lakers will definitely need to find a new direction to help get them back to their winning ways.
Lakers vs Cavaliers Betting
The NBA is live at bet365 Sports all season long, with the UK online sportsbook offering competitive wagering markets for all games. Tonight, the Cavaliers are huge favorites at 1.033, while an underdog win by LA would pocket 15.50 for punters. Live in Play betting will be available at bet365 throughout the game.