Heat-Lakers matchup pits top scoring Kobe Bryant against 2nd place LeBron James

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 17: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena on January 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Thursday night at the AAA, the leagues top two scorers will face off against one another in a matchup that will capture every NBA fans eye. Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers come to Miami to face LeBron James and the Heat, and both players have been scoring at a ridiculous pace this season. Kobe comes in averaging 30.8 points per game and had 4 straight games with at least 40 points last week. LeBron is right behind Kobe, putting up 29.8 points per game, though James' season-high is 37 and that came on opening day against Dallas.

LeBron is coming off of a strong outing against San Antonio on Tuesday night, recording a game-high 33 points, as well as a 35-point effort in the game before that in Denver. James has turned his game up a notch when his running partner Dwyane Wade has been out of the lineup, averaging 32.6 points in the three games he has played in without D-Wade. That could mean another big game is on the horizon for LeBron with Wade likely to miss the game against the Lakers as he heals up from ankle and foot injuries.

With this potential awesome matchup on the horizon, it gives us an opportunity for a fun poll. Enjoy...

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