Its good to know the King still holds true to his throne.
The Lakers survive another rough shooting night from Pau Gasol with 11 touches he only knocked down 4. To his credit he got to the line 11 times hitting 9 of them.
Early on it seemed as if the Lakers had no answer for Bargnani. He ended up posting 21 points 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Andrew Bynum had a solid night scoring 22 points off of 8 of 12 shooting.
Once again the man of the hour was no other than Kobe "Clutch" Bryant scoring 32 points off of 11 of 20 shooting.
He also added 6 assist and 6 rebounds. The most important of his 32 points came in the final waning seconds as he shot a fade away jumper to take the lead with 1.9 seconds.
Alot is said when Kobe has a rough shooting night, misses a game winner, doesn't make a pass to a open teammate.
However his consistency in the clutch is so common place it often times gets surveyed as just another shot.
This shot makes the 6th buzzer beater and the 7th game winning shot this year. The Mamba single handedly keeping the Mavs at bay in the Western Conference.
With the performances Kobe is putting on in the regular season, one can only imagine what he has in store for us come the playoffs.
An almost exact situation occured last time these teams met with Kobe barely missing by a hairs breadth. This time Kobe would not be denied.
He overcame a rough night with the refs collecting 4 offensive fouls. To dominate once again in the fourth quarter. The only question that remains unanswered is when will the Mamba strike again?