With Kobe Bryant playing with a broken finger, sore knee and bum ankle he still scored 39 points. The Black Mamba carried the Lakers in the fourth quarter, and Los Angeles beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-92 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.
“My free throws felt good,” Bryant said. “I put in a lot, a lot of work over the last month fine-tuning my stroke and trying to get it back to being consistent.”
Gasol had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Bynum six points.
Game 3 is Thursday in Oklahoma City and with the playoff’s being a best-of-seven series it’s going to be good.
“That place is going to be rocking and rolling,” Bryant said. “The last time we were there they did a number on us.”