Kobe Bryant is 196 points behind MJ for 3rd place on the all-time scoring list.
Scott thought it worked out fine getting a few extra minutes of rest for Kobe. Will continue to see how that goes, how Bryant responds.
Kobe Bryant shoots 5-of-15 and makes 10 free throws, despite not even attempting a shot until three minutes before halftime.
Kobe's the most clutch player of his generation. But he won't be remembered for the last two minutes of this one.
Johnson 2 for 5, Boozer 2 for 6, Hill 5 for 12, Kobe 5 for 15, Lin 4 for 9, Young 4 for 14. Rough shooting game against a tough MEM D.
Stellar game from Marc Gasol in multiple facets. Kobe (5 of 15) doesn't find his rhythm. Final: MEM 99, LAL 93.
Ends up Lakers' ball - but Kobe missed and clock is running out - that'll do
Kobe: 4-10 through first three quarters, 1-4 here in the fourth. He has 22 and is 10/10 from FT line.
Live by Kobe. Die by Kobe.
Jeremy Lin wasted a lot of time trying to set up the offense and Kobe eventually turned the ball over. 99-93, Grizzlies.
Kobe appears to have energy in the 4th Q. But he's forcing the issue a lot on both shots & passes
Not Kobe's best late game performance
Kobe didn't look set on a transition 3, and was well off, LAL thus staying down by 4 with 48.9 seconds now on the clock.
Bad miss from Kobe in transition - wide open - Lakers badly needed that one
Kobe has been hounding the officials all quarter as if he's a lobbyist twisting a congressman's arm
Reason for limiting Kobe's PT even a little at end of 1st/3rd is for better legs late. Kobe looked good on a driving score w/3 min. left.
What a move by Kobe there. 93-89 with less than three minutes left.
Kobe still stewing to officials about foul on his missed hook shot
An Ed Davis block (his 3rd) leads into a Nick Young J (his 4th FG, but in 13 FGA's). Kobe's back at the 7:53 mark, LAL down 4.
Big applause for Kobe coming back into the game. Or was it for Wes Johnson?
Kobe checks back in at 7:53 mark in fourth, Lakers trailing Memphis by 5.