Kobe delivers in the clutch as Lakers defeat the Hornets - KB24

By Tesh Patel | kobebryant.com

With 20 seconds left, Kobe Bryant nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer to push the Los Angeles Lakers to a 88-85 win over the New Orleans Hornets.

For 3 quarters, Bryant was having one of the worst shooting nights of his career, misfiring on all 15 of his shot attempts.  In the 4th quarter, Bryant returned from the bench with just under 8 minutes remaining and put on a signature performance, scoring 11 points on 3-6 shooting to close out the Hornets.

The Lakers also received big contributions from Pau Gasol (21 points and 11 rebounds), Andrew Bynum (19 points and 10 rebounds), and Ramon Sessions (10 points and 10 assists).

With the win, the Lakers move their record to 32-20 and maintain a 1.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in the Pacific Division.

The undermanned Hornets, playing without Trevor Ariza, Chris Kaman, Carl Landry, and Emeka Okafor, dropped to 13-39.

  • sammy

    kobe is the best in the world. he is my favorite player! he even broke michele jordons all star points. he carry’s on from Kareem-Abour- jabbar, jerry west and wilt chamberlin.

  • kB24ChiTown

    No matter what Kobe is clutch!

  • Marsha Kingsley

    Go Koby!

  • khanh doan

    Kobe Bryant is the best clutch player there is. I don’t care if he was 1-19 or 2-20. Im still giving Kobe the ball.
    Best player alive and my favorite player who I look up to.

  • Badboynassis

    thats wat he do best player in the world

  • Oliver

    i wish today is the lakers is like this everyday.i wish the all the best for this team

  • Jamie Rosier24

    kobe all day and 2morrow! the passion that he has for the game is so strong and i jus look at his wiil to win and i do the same