Thursday night in the NBA was lacking the big-game buzz from the last couple of days. Admittedly, there were few notable performances, but Kobe Bryant had a memorable night.
Here's a by the numbers look at Thursday in the NBA.
27/12 -- Bryant had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Lakers' road win over the Pelicans. It's the first time he hit both of those numbers in a game since Feb. 24, 2013, when he had 38 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the Mavericks. Bryant has back-to-back 25-point games for the first time since November 2014.
Bryant is averaging 29.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in his last three games.
30 -- Kyle Lowry reached the 30-point mark for the fourth time this season as the Raptors topped the Trail Blazers. Lowry had five 30-point games all of last season. Thursday he made 7-of-10 3-pointers; he was 7-of-21 on 3s in his previous three games. The seven 3-pointers tied a career high.
27 -- The Pistons led by as many as 27 points, blew the lead, but defeated the Knicks anyway. Had they lost, it would have been the largest blown lead by any team this season.
21 -- James Harden shot 4-of-19 from the field (21 percent), but the Rockets defeated the Suns. The Rockets are now 1-5 when Harden shoots below 25 percent in a game.