Kobe Bryant's 19th career triple-double lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-81 triumph over the Dallas Mavericks in a duel between teams fighting for a Western Conference playoff spot.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers sits on the bench during their game against the Golden State Warriors on March 25, 2013. Bryant's 19th career triple-double lifted the Lakers to a 101-81 triumph over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
On a night when the Lakers honored former center Shaquille O'Neal by retiring his jersey No. 34 in an extended halftime ceremony, Bryant and his current teammates showed their minds were firmly fixed on the future and not the past.