MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kobe Bean Bryant made history Tuesday, just not the kind that he probably prefers. As his team fell to 1-6 with a 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers star set the NBA's record for missed field goals in a career.
Moment of the game: With 6:22 in the fourth quarter, Bryant missed a 14-foot fade-away jumper from the left side, giving him 13,418 career missed field goals, one more than Boston Celtics Hall of Famer John Havlicek. Bryant, now in his 19th NBA season, entered the game 13 missed field goals shy of the record. The 36-year-old guard now stands ahead of Havlicek, Elvin Hayes (13,296), Karl Malone (12,682), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (12,470) and Michael Jordan (12,345). Bryant finished with a game-high 28 points on a game-high 26 shots.
Play of the game: The Lakers trailed by as much as 17 but charged back late. They needed a final stop on defense, and they came up with it, blocking Marc Gasol on a drive to the basket. But Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph came up with the offensive rebound and put in the layup with 5.2 seconds left, a bucket that ended up being the last one of the game.
Player of the game: Gasol didn't shoot well, going 3-for-10, but he was solid around and nearly posted a triple-double, finishing with eight points, eight rebounds and nine assists.