Kobe: All hail the 'White Mamba'

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LA Lakers pulled off an incredible result on Wednesday night as they ended a losing streak of seven-games with victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers despite having only four eligible players.

Having started with only eight fit players available to them, a mixture of injuries an indiscipline ensured the Lakers had to end the game in bizarre circumstances, but they still managed to hold onto the win by 119-108.

The Lakers went into half-time with a 21 point lead, but it was after the interval that things started to go wrong. First they lost Nick Young to a twisted knee, meaning Mike D'Antoni had only two replacements on his bench.

To make matters worse for the Lakers they then saw Chris Kaman foul out, before Jordan Farmar was then sent to the treatment room. This meant the Lakers were now down to the bare bones of just five players.

Then that's where things got a bid odd. Robert Sacre fouled out but, with NBA rules stipulating that no team can continue a player down, he was allowed to stay on the court. There was a caveat, however, with Sacre's punishment begin that each subsequent foul would result in a T.

The Lakers got there in the end, though, with Ryan Kelly putting in an epic performance as he scored 26 points. Kelly's display impressed the watching Kobe Bryant, who hailed his teammate as the White Mamba.

Kobe tweeted: "What a game! #seriously #fab4 #whitemamba."

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