The Kobe Bryant-Karl Malone feud has turned personal, with Bryant accusing Malone of making a pass at his wife at a game.

“He was like a mentor, like a brother to me, so when something like that happens, you’re upset, you’re hurt,” Bryant said Sunday night before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Orlando Magic.

Malone has been recuperating from knee surgery, and last Tuesday his agent said he didn’t plan to return to the Lakers because of comments Bryant made in a radio interview. Bryant spoke about the Lakers having to look over their shoulders, wondering whether Malone was going to play again.

Malone’s agent, Dwight Manley, said then that Malone was furious at Bryant, and also said private, personal attacks were involved, but would not elaborate.

Bryant elaborated plenty on Sunday. He said he had phoned Malone, who has a home near Bryant’s in Newport Beach, after Vanessa Bryant told her husband on Nov. 23 that Malone had made inappropriate comments to her that night at the game at Staples Center.

Bryant said he called Malone and told him, “Stay away from my wife. What’s wrong with you? How could you?”

Malone was unavailable for comment Sunday. Manley did not immediately return a phone call.

Manley, however, told the Los Angeles Times: “Karl wants to give you two messages. He never hit on Vanessa, nor would he. In fact, when he first heard (the accusations), he said, ‘You have to be kidding me.’ As for the comments he made to her that offended her personally, he told both her and Kobe that night that he apologized.”

Sunday’s games

76ERS 107, BUCKS 101

MILWAUKEE (101) — Mason 7-16 7-8 21, Smith 7-16 1-2 15, Gadzuric 4-10 2-6 10, M.Williams 3-6 0-0 6, Redd 8-20 9-10 28, M.James 3-6 3-4 11, Hamilton 0-1 2-2 2, Gill 3-8 0-0 7, Pachulia 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 35-83 25-34 101.

PHILADELPHIA (107) — Korver 2-9 2-2 7, Thomas 7-15 6-6 20, Dalembert 2-5 2-2 6, Iverson 16-33 8-8 40, Iguodala 1-2 2-2 4, McKie 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 10-15 8-9 28, Salmons 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 39-82 28-29 107.

Milwaukee 22 29 24 26 — 101

Philadelphia 26 24 24 33 — 107

3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 6-14 (Redd 3-6, M.James 2-5, Gill 1-3), Philadelphia 1-11 (Korver 1-7, McKie 0-1, Iverson 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 49 (Gadzuric 13), Philadelphia 52 (Thomas 17). Assists—Milwaukee 21 (M.Williams 7), Philadelphia 20 (Iverson 10). Total fouls—Milwaukee 21, Philadelphia 23. Technicals—Philadelphia Defensive Three Second. A—15,764 (20,444).

HEAT 106, RAPTORS 98

MIAMI (106) — E.Jones 1-5 1-3 3, Haslem 6-8 5-7 17, O’Neal 9-13 2-6 20, D.Jones 4-9 5-6 16, Wade 8-17 4-5 20, Butler 5-8 0-1 11, Doleac 1-5 0-2 2, Dooling 3-4 0-0 7, Laettner 5-6 0-0 10. Totals 42-75 17-30 106.

TORONTO (98) — Peterson 6-8 2-3 17, Bosh 7-13 1-4 15, Woods 3-7 1-2 7, Rose 9-20 4-4 25, Alston 7-13 2-2 19, Marshall 2-10 5-6 9, Murray 2-6 2-2 6, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-77 17-23 98.

Miami 18 36 23 29 — 106

Toronto 27 30 23 18 — 98

3-Point Goals—Miami 5-14 (D.Jones 3-7, Dooling 1-1, Butler 1-3, E.Jones 0-3), Toronto 9-21 (Peterson 3-3, Rose 3-6, Alston 3-7, Woods 0-1, Murray 0-2, Marshall 0-2). Fouled out—Peterson. Rebounds—Miami 46 (Wade, O’Neal 9), Toronto 47 (Woods 11). Assists—Miami 22 (E.Jones 7), Toronto 20 (Alston 9). Total fouls—Miami 19, Toronto 24. Technicals—Miami Defensive Three Second, D.Jones, Toronto Defensive Three Second, Toronto coach Mitchell. A—19,202 (19,800).

WIZARDS 88, HORNETS 69

NEW ORLEANS (69) — Lynch 0-7 0-0 0, Freije 1-7 0-0 2, P.Brown 3-9 7-9 13, Wesley 4-8 4-4 12, Garcia 3-7 0-0 6, Harrington 4-9 5-5 14, Andersen 2-5 4-6 8, Dickau 4-12 5-6 14, Edwards 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-66 25-30 69.

WASHINGTON (88) — Jamison 7-14 3-4 17, Jeffries 2-8 1-2 5, Haywood 6-9 5-5 17, Hughes 6-18 2-2 15, Arenas 6-13 3-3 16, Hayes 2-11 0-2 4, Profit 0-2 1-2 1, Ruffin 0-0 0-0 0, K.Brown 3-5 0-0 6, Dixon 2-6 0-0 5, Peeler 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-88 15-20 88.

New Orleans 23 14 16 16 — 69

Washington 17 25 22 24 — 88

3-Point Goals—New Orleans 2-12 (Harrington 1-3, Dickau 1-5, Lynch 0-1, Freije 0-1, Garcia 0-2), Washington 3-18 (Dixon 1-3, Hughes 1-3, Arenas 1-4, Profit 0-1, Hayes 0-3, Jamison 0-4). Fouled out—Walker. Rebounds—New Orleans 51 (P.Brown, Andersen 10), Washington 57 (Hughes 9). Assists—New Orleans 14 (Harrington 4), Washington 17 (Arenas 6). Total fouls—New Orleans 17, Washington 24. A—13,969 (20,674).

KNICKS 107, NUGGETS 96

DENVER (96) — Anthony 7-23 12-16 26, Martin 7-14 4-5 18, Camby 6-10 9-12 21, Buckner 2-3 0-0 4, Miller 1-7 0-0 2, Nene 1-2 0-0 2, Russell 2-3 0-1 5, White 3-3 0-0 6, Boykins 3-6 6-6 12, Elson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-71 31-40 96.

NEW YORK (107) — K.Thomas 5-9 0-0 10, T.Thomas 4-7 1-2 9, Mohammed 4-11 0-0 8, Crawford 11-19 5-6 31, Marbury 10-18 5-7 25, Williams 2-3 0-2 4, Houston 3-11 3-3 9, Ariza 3-5 0-0 6, Sweetney 2-4 1-1 5, Norris 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 44-90 15-21 107.

Denver 24 20 27 25 — 96

New York 21 28 34 24 — 107

3-Point Goals—Denver 1-7 (Russell 1-1, Miller 0-1, Buckner 0-1, Anthony 0-2, Boykins 0-2), New York 4-8 (Crawford 4-5, T.Thomas 0-1, Marbury 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Denver 56 (Camby 14), New York 44 (K.Thomas 18). Assists—Denver 16 (Miller 6), New York 17 (Marbury 11). Total fouls—Denver 17, New York 29. A—19,763 (19,763).

Saturday night

NETS 95, HAWKS 90

NEW JERSEY (95) — E.Williams 7-10 4-6 20, Scalabrine 1-4 0-0 2, Collins 4-9 0-0 8, Best 7-19 6-6 21, Jefferson 6-16 6-6 21, Vaughn 1-3 0-0 2, Kidd 1-5 6-8 9, Krstic 4-7 2-3 10, Buford 0-1 0-0 0, Dickens 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-77 24-29 95.

ATLANTA (90) — Harrington 9-13 2-3 21, Walker 11-21 2-4 25, Collier 1-3 0-0 2, Diaw 1-5 0-0 3, Jo.Smith 5-11 1-2 11, Drobnjak 1-2 4-6 6, Anderson 4-8 1-2 9, Delk 4-13 0-2 9, Childress 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 37-77 12-21 90.

New Jersey 22 16 26 31 — 95

Atlanta 17 23 20 30 — 90

3-Point Goals—New Jersey 7-11 (Jefferson 3-4, E.Williams 2-2, Kidd 1-2, Best 1-2, Dickens 0-1), Atlanta 4-11 (Diaw 1-2, Harrington 1-2, Walker 1-2, Delk 1-4, Anderson 0-1). Fouled out—Harrington. Rebounds—New Jersey 46 (Jefferson 8), Atlanta 53 (Walker 13). Assists—New Jersey 16 (Jefferson, E.Williams 4), Atlanta 16 (Delk, Harrington 4). Total fouls—New Jersey 23, Atlanta 25. Technicals—Walker. A—8,735 (19,445).

KINGS 97, PACERS 92 (OT)

SACRAMENTO (97) — Stojakovic 5-15 0-0 12, Webber 12-24 2-3 26, B.Miller 2-6 7-8 11, Christie 4-6 4-4 12, Bibby 9-16 2-3 21, Songaila 1-2 0-0 2, B.Jackson 4-11 0-0 9, Ostertag 2-4 0-0 4, Barnes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-84 15-18 97.

INDIANA (92) — J.Jones 3-8 4-4 10, Foster 5-14 1-2 11, Harrison 3-8 0-0 6, R.Miller 5-16 2-2 13, Johnson 6-15 0-0 12, F.Jones 5-11 7-8 17, Croshere 8-17 3-4 21, Gill 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 35-91 19-22 92.

Sacramento 25 15 22 23 12 — 97

Indiana 19 27 19 20 7 — 92

3-Point Goals—Sacramento 4-15 (Stojakovic 2-7, Bibby 1-3, B.Jackson 1-5), Indiana 3-24 (Croshere 2-8, R.Miller 1-9, F.Jones 0-1, Johnson 0-2, J.Jones 0-2, Gill 0-2). Fouled out—B.Jackson. Rebounds—Sacramento 56 (B.Miller 13), Indiana 51 (Foster 18). Assists—Sacramento 28 (B.Miller 7), Indiana 14 (Johnson 6). Total fouls—Sacramento 27, Indiana 22. A—17,091 (18,345).

GRIZZLIES 72, PISTONS 68

DETROIT (68) — Prince 3-8 0-0 6, R.Wallace 8-20 4-5 22, B.Wallace 4-9 1-4 9, Billups 2-10 4-4 9, Hamilton 8-21 0-0 18, Dupree 0-2 1-2 1, Milicic 0-2 0-0 0, Hunter 1-1 1-2 3, Ham 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-73 11-17 68.

MEMPHIS (72) — Battier 1-6 6-6 8, Gasol 9-17 2-2 20, Wright 4-12 1-4 9, Watson 4-7 2-2 11, Miller 3-9 0-0 8, Wells 2-6 1-2 5, Posey 0-3 1-1 1, Swift 3-9 2-2 8, Burks 1-3 0-2 2. Totals 27-72 15-21 72.

Detroit 18 18 17 15 — 68

Memphis 16 19 23 14 — 72

3-Point Goals—Detroit 5-13 (Hamilton 2-3, R.Wallace 2-5, Billups 1-4, Prince 0-1), Memphis 3-14 (Miller 2-7, Watson 1-1, Wells 0-1, Posey 0-2, Battier 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Detroit 53 (R.Wallace 10), Memphis 51 (Wright 10). Assists—Detroit 14 (Hamilton, Prince 4), Memphis 14 (Watson 5). Total fouls—Detroit 22, Memphis 19. Technicals—Detroit Defensive Three Second. A—18,119 (18,119).

MAVERICKS 102, ROCKETS 78

DALLAS (102) — Jo.Howard 5-12 3-5 13, Nowitzki 8-17 3-4 22, Dampier 2-5 4-4 8, Armstrong 2-4 0-0 4, Finley 10-17 1-2 26, Terry 1-3 0-0 3, Bradley 1-3 0-0 2, Stackhouse 1-4 2-4 5, Henderson 1-3 1-2 3, Daniels 5-9 1-2 11, Booth 1-3 0-0 2, Harris 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 38-82 15-23 102.

HOUSTON (78) — Jackson 3-11 0-0 8, Ju.Howard 1-3 4-4 6, Yao 3-11 7-9 13, Sura 3-5 0-0 7, McGrady 6-16 3-4 15, Barrett 1-5 0-0 3, Mutombo 1-4 3-4 5, Padgett 0-0 2-2 2, Taylor 1-5 5-8 7, Bowen 1-2 0-0 2, Gaines 4-9 0-0 10. Totals 24-71 24-31 78.

Dallas 28 22 28 24 — 102

Houston 15 26 17 20 — 78

3-Point Goals—Dallas 11-25 (Finley 5-8, Nowitzki 3-6, Harris 1-2, Stackhouse 1-2, Terry 1-2, Daniels 0-1, Jo.Howard 0-1, Booth 0-1, Armstrong 0-2), Houston 6-18 (Gaines 2-4, Jackson 2-7, Sura 1-2, Barrett 1-2, McGrady 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Dallas 56 (Nowitzki 14), Houston 50 (Taylor 8). Assists—Dallas 29 (Armstrong 8), Houston 15 (Barrett 6). Total fouls—Dallas 26, Houston 20. Technicals—Jo.Howard, Sura. Flagrant fouls—Bradley. A—18,189 (17,982).

BULLS 99, TIMBERWOLVES 88

MINNESOTA (88) — Szczerbiak 4-12 2-2 10, Garnett 6-17 4-4 16, Madsen 0-0 0-0 0, Sprewell 2-10 2-2 6, Cassell 7-17 3-4 17, E.Griffin 5-14 1-1 14, Hoiberg 2-6 1-1 7, Hassell 2-4 0-0 4, Hudson 3-8 3-4 10, Olowokandi 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 33-92 16-18 88.

CHICAGO (99) — Deng 4-8 1-2 9, Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Curry 6-13 1-2 13, Hinrich 7-15 2-2 19, Duhon 2-5 0-2 5, Chandler 3-9 4-8 10, Gordon 13-24 1-1 31, Nocioni 3-6 4-7 10, Piatkowski 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 39-84 13-24 99.

Minnesota 19 22 25 22 — 88

Chicago 33 26 14 26 — 99

3-Point Goals—Minnesota 6-25 (E.Griffin 3-10, Hoiberg 2-4, Hudson 1-3, Szczerbiak 0-1, Garnett 0-2, Cassell 0-2, Sprewell 0-3), Chicago 8-16 (Gordon 4-4, Hinrich 3-7, Duhon 1-3, Nocioni 0-1, Deng 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Minnesota 54 (Garnett 21), Chicago 63 (Chandler 16). Assists—Minnesota 19 (Cassell 8), Chicago 23 (Hinrich 12). Total fouls—Minnesota 22, Chicago 25. Technicals—Chicago Defensive Three Second. A—20,782 (21,711).

SPURS 116, CAVALIERS 97

CLEVELAND (97) — James 10-19 2-2 23, Gooden 13-24 2-3 28, Ilgauskas 4-8 6-6 14, McInnis 5-16 1-1 11, Newble 1-2 0-0 2, Pavlovic 0-0 1-4 1, Snow 2-6 0-0 4, Varejao 3-6 4-4 10, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, L.Jackson 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 40-86 16-20 97.

SAN ANTONIO (116) — Bowen 8-11 1-2 20, Duncan 13-15 8-10 34, Nesterovic 5-7 2-2 12, Parker 5-9 7-9 18, Ginobili 1-5 0-0 2, Brown 2-5 0-0 4, Rose 3-4 1-1 7, Udrih 4-5 1-2 12, Horry 2-3 0-0 4, Barry 0-0 1-2 1, Massenburg 0-0 2-2 2, Wilks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-65 23-30 116.

Cleveland 21 24 25 27 — 97

San Antonio 31 38 19 28 — 116

3-Point Goals—Cleveland 1-7 (James 1-3, Gooden 0-1, McInnis 0-3), San Antonio 7-14 (Udrih 3-4, Bowen 3-5, Parker 1-3, Brown 0-1, Wilks 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 40 (Gooden 9), San Antonio 39 (Duncan 7). Assists—Cleveland 22 (James 10), San Antonio 33 (Parker 13). Total fouls—Cleveland 26, San Antonio 21. A—18,797 (18,500).

CELTICS 98, SONICS 84

BOSTON (98) — LaFrentz 4-5 0-0 9, Welsch 3-9 3-3 9, Blount 5-8 1-2 11, Payton 10-16 1-3 21, Pierce 7-13 6-7 22, Davis 4-9 1-3 9, T.Allen 4-9 4-7 12, Banks 1-2 0-0 2, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, McCarty 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 39-72 16-25 98.

SEATTLE (84) — Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Lewis 7-16 3-6 19, James 2-4 0-0 4, R.Allen 5-23 6-6 16, Ridnour 1-11 0-0 2, Radmanovic 5-11 1-2 13, Daniels 3-10 4-5 11, Fortson 4-7 8-12 16, Collison 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 28-86 23-33 84.

Boston 25 26 24 23 — 98

Seattle 23 33 13 15 — 84

3-Point Goals—Boston 4-15 (Pierce 2-5, McCarty 1-1, LaFrentz 1-2, Davis 0-1, T.Allen 0-1, Payton 0-2, Welsch 0-3), Seattle 5-26 (Radmanovic 2-5, Lewis 2-6, Daniels 1-3, Ridnour 0-2, R.Allen 0-10). Fouled out—Fortson. Rebounds—Boston 54 (Blount 8), Seattle 56 (Fortson 11). Assists—Boston 24 (Welsch 6), Seattle 14 (R.Allen 6). Total fouls—Boston 27, Seattle 28. A—17,072 (17,072).

LAKERS 89, CLIPPERS 87

L.A. LAKERS (89) — Butler 0-6 2-2 2, Odom 7-11 4-4 19, Mihm 2-6 0-0 4, Bryant 13-32 10-10 37, Atkins 6-9 0-0 14, Cook 3-5 2-2 8, Divac 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-4 2-2 2, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, Walton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-76 20-20 89.

L.A. CLIPPERS (87) — Simmons 6-13 2-3 15, Wilcox 2-6 0-0 4, Moore 7-14 4-4 18, Maggette 8-25 10-13 27, Jaric 3-9 0-0 6, Kittles 7-15 0-0 15, Kaman 0-0 2-2 2, Ross 0-6 0-0 0, Brunson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-89 18-22 87.

L.A. Lakers 23 30 20 16 — 89

L.A. Clippers 30 19 21 17 — 87

3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 5-16 (Atkins 2-3, Odom 1-1, Jones 1-3, Bryant 1-6, Cook 0-1, Butler 0-1, Brown 0-1), L.A. Clippers 3-13 (Simmons 1-2, Kittles 1-4, Maggette 1-5, Jaric 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 54 (Odom 12), L.A. Clippers 50 (Moore 14). Assists—L.A. Lakers 10 (Bryant 5), L.A. Clippers 21 (Jaric 10). Total fouls—L.A. Lakers 20, L.A. Clippers 21. Technicals—L.A. Lakers Defensive Three Second 2, Cook, Odom. A—19,697 (18,964).

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