Kobe Bryant barely shot the ball in the first half Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Almost no one else shot for the Los Angeles Lakers in the final seven minutes when the game was on the line.
Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half - he attempted only two shots - to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Lakers defeated the Bobcats 100-93.
The formula - where Bryant facilitates early and scores late - is one that forward Antawn Jamison anticipates fans will see more of from the Lakers down the stretch this season.
''I think in the future that is how you're going to see us play with Kobe getting guys involved early on, seeing how it goes, and then as the game goes into the fourth quarter he begins to take over a little bit,'' Jamison said.
Bryant doesn't mind.
What he does mind is the way the Lakers played against the Bobcats, the NBA's worst team.
Bryant said he was ''irritated'' at the way the Lakers passed up good shots, committed turn...