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Lakers vs. Mavs: How many points could Kobe have scored if he had not DNP in 4th? 
Author: moonriver24 
Posted: 02/23 11:17 PM 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNoFs3G91A

I still believe this one is better than the 81-point game.

Kobe looked like he could still play another three quarters without sweating in this game.

He could easily score at least 19 points just to reach the 81.

Crazy!

I hope he gets a nice one to amnesty Cuban!


Re: Lakers vs. Mavs: How many points could Kobe have scored if he had not DNP in 4th? 
Author: Lakers Valley 
Posted: 02/23 11:20 PM 
 
moonriver24 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNoFs3G91A

I still believe this one is better than the 81-point game.

Kobe looked like he could still play another three quarters without sweating in this game.

He could easily score at least 19 points just to reach the 81.

Crazy!

I hope he gets a nice one to amnesty Cuban!


well he definitely would've scored over 70 which would've been crazy.

But he probably would've scored 80+ considering the roll he was on


 
Author: Greatness 
Posted: 02/23 11:26 PM 
 
He would've scored over 80 that's forsure. He was completely unstoppable at the end of that 3rd quarter.


 
Author: ForrestHump 
Posted: 02/23 11:30 PM 
 
I think if the game was close Kobe would have dropped at least 20 more in the 4th. He was on a roll (a bigger roll than against Raptors) and even on his last points he looked like he was just getting started. Against Toronto Kobe got to the line a lot more, fg percentage wise he was more of the same against Dallas with 15 less FGA so I think he would have scored 20 more points on 10 attempts or so (+ fts).

a recap of the game per ESPN

Quote:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two nights after a most annoying loss, Kobe Bryant took out his anger and frustration on the poor Dallas Mavericks.

Bryant was at his incredible best Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 62 points in just three quarters to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-90 victory over the Mavericks.

The 27-year-old Bryant, who brought a 31.3-point average into the game, shot 18-of-31, including 4-of-10 from 3-point range, and made 22 of 25 foul shots while playing only 33 minutes.

When he left the game, he had outscored the Mavericks by himself, 62-61.

"I was so frustrated by the loss the other night I was going to will us to victory," Bryant said, referring to a 76-74 loss to the Houston Rockets. Bryant scored 24 points in that game -- a total he matched in the first 16 minutes against the Mavericks.

"I was very angry, I felt like I wanted to come out and send a message, that we're going to dominate at home," he said. "We're going to hit you, we're going to bring it to you. I wanted to send that message."

Message received.

"We had no answer for him," Mavericks coach Avery Johnson said. "We tried to double-team him, we tried to zone him, we tried to trap him in the backcourt, and nothing worked. He had his way with us tonight."

Bryant scored 15 points in the first quarter, 17 in the second, and a franchise-record 30 in the third before taking a seat for good with the Lakers leading 95-61.

"I just felt like I could continue to attack these guys," Bryant said. "It was just determination, take it to them. It's definitely the best scoring game I've ever had."

The previous Lakers record for points in a quarter was 24 shared by Bryant and Hall of Famers Jerry West and Elgin Baylor.

The NBA record for points in a quarter is 33 by George Gervin for San Antonio in 1978. Denver's David Thompson scored 32 in a quarter the same season, and Wilt Chamberlain scored 31 in a quarter for Philadelphia in 1962, when he set the single-game NBA record with 100 points.

Baylor scored a franchise-record 71 points on Nov. 15, 1960, at New York. Bryant's total is the sixth-highest in club history and the most for the Lakers since Chamberlain scored 66 at Phoenix on Feb. 9, 1969.

The capacity crowd of 18,997 began chanting, "We want Kobe! We want Kobe!" early in the final period, but with the Lakers holding an insurmountable lead, there was no need for coach Phil Jackson to put the 6-foot-6 star back into the game.

"We wanted to win the game, the game was in the bag, it was in the refrigerator," Bryant said. "There was no reason for me to go back in."

Bryant matched his previous career high of 56 points by making two free throws with 1:02 left in the third quarter. He went on to score six more points in the period, capping his amazing night by making a long 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left.

As the period ended -- after Los Angeles had outscored Dallas 42-17 -- Bryant held a hand to his ear, and the volume increased even more. Bryant then called it a night.

"It's a great feeling, to do it here at Staples Center in front of our fans -- kind of an early Christmas present to them," Bryant said.

Bryant became the first NBA player to reach 60 points since Philadelphia's Allen Iverson scored 60 in a 112-99 victory over Orlando last February.

His total was the highest in Staples Center history, surpassing the 61 points Shaquille O'Neal scored against the Clippers on March 6, 2000 -- O'Neal's 28th birthday.

"I've seen a few 60-point ballgames in my time, but none of them had been done by the third quarter," said Jackson, who coached Michael Jordan in Chicago. "His 30-point third quarter was incredible."

Bryant reached the 50-point plateau for the sixth time in his career, and the first since March 28, 2003, against Washington. Cleveland's LeBron James had the previous single-game high this season with 52 points on Dec. 10.

Nobody else scored in double figures for the Lakers (14-11), who won for the eighth time in 10 games. The loss was just the second in 10 games for the Mavericks (18-7). The other defeat was a 109-106 setback to the Lakers on Dec. 12 in Dallas, when Bryant scored 43 points.

Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mavericks. Like Bryant, he sat out the fourth quarter. Devin Harris also scored 18 for Dallas before fouling out with 3:15 to play.

Johnson said before the game he would use "the whole team" to guard Bryant, and several different Dallas players gave it a go with very little success.

Johnson was ejected after being hit with two technical fouls early in the third quarter.

Steve Javie called technicals on Johnson and Nowitzki with 10:16 left in the period after Nowitzki was inadvertently struck in the face by Bryant, but was called for a foul.

Johnson picked up his second technical 2 minutes later, leaving with the Mavericks trailing 68-50. Bryant had 41 points at that stage.

Bryant was 11-of-18 from the floor, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range, and 8-of-9 from the foul line for 32 points at halftime. Lamar Odom was the Lakers' second-leading scorer at that stage with six points.

Bryant had 15 points and five rebounds in the first nine minutes to spark the Lakers to a 22-17 lead. It was 25-18 entering the second period.


Lakers vs. Mavs: How many points could Kobe have scored if he had not DNP in 4th? 
Author: moonriver24 
Posted: 02/23 11:38 PM 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJNoFs3G91A

I still believe this one is better than the 81-point game.

Kobe looked like he could still play another three quarters without sweating in this game.

He could easily score at least 19 points just to reach the 81.

Crazy!

I hope he gets a nice one to amnesty Cuban!


 
Author: MyNameIsEarl 
Posted: 02/23 11:40 PM 
 
Nevermind.


 
Author: MyNameIsEarl 
Posted: 02/23 11:53 PM 
 
Oh 80+ easily. He definitely could have passed 81. You have to wonder, if he would have scored 81 first, would he have played that quarter and tried to pass 81?

Just watched that highlight and WOW, it's incredible how good he was that season. He scored 18 points in the final 5 minutes of the 3rd WOW. He also outscored Dallas through 3 quarters, that's just UNREAL.


 
Author: ForumBlueFrank 
Posted: 02/23 11:53 PM 
 
That Dallas game was impressive. 75-80, easy. Josh Howard tried to decapitate him as well.

His 56 in 3 quarters vs. Memphis is also right there. He completely (bleep) on Battier. Would have had 70 no doubt had he played the 4th.

It was Grizzlies - 59; Kobe - 56 at the end of the 3rd. Shaq was suspended that night, and Kobe wrote with black marker "#34" on his shoes.


 
Author: Jeffs 
Posted: 02/23 11:54 PM 
 
Easily over 80. I agree that he looked even better that night than against the Raptors. I could also see Dallas fouling him hard if he had stayed in, however. They had already flagrantly fouled him once that game.


 
Author: Jeffs 
Posted: 02/23 11:54 PM 
 
Easily over 80. I agree that he looked even better that night than against the Raptors. I could also see Dallas fouling him hard if he had stayed in, however. They had already flagrantly fouled him once that game.

(If you can double post, so can I!)


 
Author: moonriver24 
Posted: 02/24 12:34 AM 
 
Jeffs wrote:
Easily over 80. I agree that he looked even better that night than against the Raptors. I could also see Dallas fouling him hard if he had stayed in, however. They had already flagrantly fouled him once that game.

(If you can double post, so can I!)


don't know why. the net was kinda slow.
I am not sure if they'd do a second one. They certainly had no reason to piss him off more necessary. I just think that adding 19 points in this particular game should have been a walk in the park.

Even coach Jackson was clearly stating it was the first time he watched 62 points by a player. In three quarters.


 
Author: bryants2hot2handle 
Posted: 02/24 12:46 AM 
 
omg I was just re-watching this exact same clip a couple days ago. crazy.

This game is often forshadowed by the 81, but you guys are right...this more impressive if you don't only take scoring into account. The dallas mavericks made it to the freaking nba finals

Just another testament to Kobe's greatness.


 
Author: kobemania3-16 
Posted: 02/24 12:49 AM 
 
Quote:

"I was very angry, I felt like I wanted to come out and send a message, that we're going to dominate at home," he said. "We're going to hit you, we're going to bring it to you. I wanted to send that message."


 
Author: ForrestHump 
Posted: 02/24 12:52 AM 
 
bryants2hot2handle wrote:
omg I was just re-watching this exact same clip a couple days ago. crazy.

This game is often forshadowed by the 81, but you guys are right...this more impressive if you don't only take scoring into account. The dallas mavericks made it to the freaking nba finals

Just another testament to Kobe's greatness.


Yeah man. Kobe fan says "Kobe scored 81 in a game", haters say "well Raptors suck"

how about this game? Dallas was arguably the best team in the league that year and they went to the Finals, their defense was also top 10 in the league that year (7th in OPP PPG allowed). Kobe won that game in 3 quarters outscoring the best offense in the league (1st in OFFRTG of 111.8).

Anyways, NBA or someone with HD rips should make a top 10 out of Kobe's greatest games.


 
Author: blocks 
Posted: 02/24 12:57 AM 
 
I always kind of thought that the 62 in 3 quarters was more impressive than the 81 in 4, at least watching it. And given it was against a team that made the Finals. That third quarter was absolutely nuts.


 
Author: Andrew Evenstar 
Posted: 02/24 1:22 AM 
 
Kobe at his best right here. That game was so sick, it was awesome.


 
Author: moonriver24 
Posted: 02/24 1:40 AM 
 
Andrew Evenstar wrote:
Kobe at his best right here. That game was so sick, it was awesome.

Maybe. But this one is a tribute to the one compared.

Sick game too. I think coach Jackson put on some break as to not to embarrass MJ too much in his last game. This Kobe could have shot the threes from half court.

MJ's Last Game


 
Author: ReaListik 
Posted: 02/24 3:20 AM 
 
I think in the Dallas game had he played the 4th quarter he would have gotten close to 100.

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