Wizards-Lakers: Nick Young Outscores Kobe Bryant in OT Loss

Kyle BunchSenior Analyst IMarch 31, 2008

The Lakers may have won the game, but Wizard's Nick Young was the star. The guard out of USC made his case as one of the NBA's top rookies, scoring a career-high 27 points in the overtime loss to the L.A. Lakers. Young shot 10-16, including 3-4 on three-pointers to out-score his high school idol, Kobe Bryant, by 1 point.

As quoted on the Washington Post: When reminded that he actually outscored his hero, Bryant, Young broke into a huge smile. "Really?" Young said. "Wow. That's something special. He's a great player and he showed it again tonight."

With this return home, Young came back from a multiple game slump, after playing only minimally in the last few games due to a thigh-injury.

Related

    Cavs Shrink in Gm 5, Lose to Celtics 96-83

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Cavs Shrink in Gm 5, Lose to Celtics 96-83

    cleveland.com
    via cleveland.com

    Report: Amar'e Stoudemire Considering NBA Comeback

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Report: Amar'e Stoudemire Considering NBA Comeback

    Alec Nathan
    via Bleacher Report

    Cavs Are Asking the Impossible of LeBron

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Cavs Are Asking the Impossible of LeBron

    Grant Hughes
    via Bleacher Report

    Lakers Trainer Explains Injury Prevention Techniques Being Used on Josh Hart

    Los Angeles Lakers logo
    Los Angeles Lakers

    Lakers Trainer Explains Injury Prevention Techniques Being Used on Josh Hart

    Trevor Lane
    via Lakers Nation