EA simulates Xmas Day NBA game

NBA fans have probably circled the Heat-Lakers game on their calendars, and Electronic Arts simulated what would happen using “NBA Live ’07.” According to the sim, the Lakers came away with a 98-89 victory, with Kobe leading the way with 47 points (with five treys), six dimes and eight boards.

The EA release told us of in-game drama, as well. Apparently, Kobe bleeds ice water in the virtual world as well:

“The Lakers trailed by three at the half, 43-40, but scored 31 points in the decisive third quarter to take a 71-65 lead into the final period. Miami clawed its way to within three points with 3:11 left in the game but Bryant stopped any hope of a Heat comeback by hitting the first of his two back-to-back three-pointers in the final minutes. Bryant nailed his final three-pointer with 1:53 to seal the win.”

D-Wade had 28 points with nine assists, and ‘Toine had 17. The man formerly known as The Diesel had only nine points but also had 14 rebounds in the loss.