Kobe Bryant left his strained marriage behind him and came up with a dynamic performance on Thursday night.

Bryant bagged 28 points over the Knicks at Staples Center, leading the Los Angeles Lakers into a 99-82 win, which marked their eight straight victory over New York.

Bryant's show provided a big lift for the Lakers. He had 28 points and six assists and made three passes that broke open the match in the fourth quarter.

On the other side, Carmelo Anthony bagged 27 points and seven rebounds. He led the charge for the Knicks and had five assists.

Here are some of the thrilling moments from the action:

Lakers' Kobe Bryant knocks the ball away from Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire during second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.Rueters
New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant during second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.Rueters
Lakers' Kobe Bryant talks with Knicks' Carmelo Anthony as the Lakers lead the Knicks during second half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.Reuters
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant looks on against the New York Knicks during second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.Reuters
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant shoots as New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony defends during second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.Reuters