Field Goal %
- LAL 47.2
- 44.8 DAL
Three Point %
- LAL 52.0
- 44.4 DAL
- LAL 16
- 12 DAL
- LAL 53
- 48 DAL
- Dallas, TX
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The Lakers are slowly becoming a threat, not only to the Western Conference, but to the entire NBA. The Lakers are 11-4 since Jan. 25 and have won three straight games. Only the Heat and Spurs have been better in that stretch.
Kobe Bryant outscored the rest of the Lakers starters (Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Earl Clark and Metta World Peace) by two points in Sunday's win. The Lakers were previously 0-5 this season when Bryant outscored the rest of the starting lineup.
Kobe Bryant made 13 field goals Sunday at an average distance of 18.6 feet from the basket. That's Bryant's fourth-highest average on made field goals in a game this season with the Lakers losing each of the three games with a higher rate.
Kobe Bryant scored 38 points Sunday and his seven assists led to 18 points. The 56 points created tied for Bryant's season high.
Kobe Bryant made all 5 of his field goal attempts in the 4th quarter today. It's the 4th time in Kobe's career that he's attempted at least 5 shots without missing one in the 4th quarter. Not surprisingly, the Lakers are 4-0 in those games. It's the first time he's done so in nearly 5 years (April 2, 2008 vs Trail Blazers).In his last 2 games, Kobe is 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-9 on free throws in the 4th quarter.Today was the first time Kobe made a 3-point attempt in the 4th quarter in over a month. His last 4th-quarter 3-pointer was January 20 at Toronto. It snapped his streak of 12 straight missed 3-pointers in the 4th quarter.
FROM ELIAS:Kobe Bryant is the 2nd-oldest player in NBA history with at least 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in a game while shooting 60 percent or better from the field. The only older player to do so was Elgin Baylor in 1970.
FROM ELIAS:Kobe Bryant is the oldest player in NBA history to score at least 38 points while shooting at least 60 percent in consecutive games.
For the first time in Kobe Bryant's career, he has scored at least 38 points while shooting better than 60 percent from the field in consecutive games.
Today was just the 3rd time in Kobe Bryant's career that he's had at least 38 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in a game. It's the first time he's ever done so while shooting over 50 percent.
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Isaiah Thomas' no-look feed to Kelly Olynyk is so good you have to see it from all the angles.
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