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LeBron secures a new record and Kobe falls just short

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It was a big night in the NBA on Friday as all eyes were on LA Lakers Kobe Bryant as he was going for Michael Jordan's all time points scoring record.

It wasn't just Kobe who made history tonight however as LeBron James made history with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron starred in the Cavaliers game with the New Orleans Pelicans walking away with 41 points in the game.

His impressive points tally won't be the memorable moment for LeBron however as he officially broke a Cavaliers record.

Going into tonight's game, LeBron was tied with Mark Price on 802 3-pointers as a Cavalier and LeBron broke the record tonight.

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His two 3-pointers tonight has now set a new record and even more incredibly, he has set the record quicker than it originally took Price to set it.

Five assists and five rebounds made LeBron the top man on the night in his return to the team after missing Thursday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Despite LeBron's incredible effort, it wasn't enough for the Cavaliers to get the win as they fell to a 119-114 loss and their second straight defeat.

It is easy to see why Cleveland lost in New Orleans however as the Pelicans Tyreke Evans hit 31 points on the night and Ryan Anderson hit another 30.

As Cleveland fell, so did Kobe

LeBron may have set a record tonight but he and the Cavaliers fell just short of victory, something that Kobe Bryant has in common with them right now.

Bryant fell just short of surpassing Jordan's all time scoring record despite being a key player in the Lakers shock win over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Lakers needed overtime to seal the 112-110 win and Kobe's 22 point game has put him less than 10 points away from Jordan's record.

The Lakers don't play again until Sunday night when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves looking for a third straight win.

All eyes will once again be on Kobe as he will surely be seeing that as the game to set the record in.

Memphis do it on the double

The Lakers may have needed Overtime to beat the Champion Spurs, but the Memphis Grizzlies went to double overtime in their game with Charlotte Hornets.

Memphis won 113-107 after the second extra period with Zach Randolph scoring the most for the Grizzlies with 20.

The Hornets gave their all though especially Kemba Walker who had a very high scoring night, finishing the game with 28 points.

The seeds continue to grow

The two earlier games on Friday pitted four seeded teams against each other as the Washington Wizards took on the LA Clippers and the Chicago Bulls faced the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Wizards and the Bulls came away with the wins as it was certainly a night for the home teams.

Each game was single digit leads though as Washington won by eight and Chicago defeated Portland by nine points.

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