NBA wrap: Kobe Bryant leads Lakers to win, LeBron James stars for Cavs

D'Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past Johnny O'Bryant III of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of a game at Staples Center on December 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The LA Lakers have ended a six-game losing streak with a 113-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Kobe Bryant had a game-high 22 points, while D'Angelo Russell chipped in with 19 off the bench. Elsewhere, the Sacramento Kings beat the Houston Rockets 107-97, while the Cleveland Cavaliers won a physical game against the Boston Celtics, 89-77. LeBron James scored 24 for the Cavs, and Kevin Love added 20 in his first game back since being injured against the Celtics in last season’s play-offs. It was the Cavs' third straight win, and keeps them top of the Eastern Conference. Elsewhere, the Denver Nuggets picked up their sixth win in seven games, with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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