Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/24/12
Kobe
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies always realize when a game against the Los Angeles Lakers is on the line in the final few minutes, the ball belongs to Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant. Stop Bryant and you get the win. After leading by six points with 2:24 left, the Grizzlies held serve. Despite Bryant scoring 30 points, including the Lakers' last 14, Memphis held on for a 106-98 victory Friday before a soldout FedExForum crowd of 18,119. The Grizzlies led 82-70 after three quarters, but things changed when Bryant re-entered the game for the final seven minutes. Despite airballing a couple of shots, he nailed two deep 3s to get the Lakers re-started in the right direction. But with Tony Allen and Quincy Pondexter taking turns tailing Bryant, he missed his last two shots, including clanking a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to seal the Lakers' fate. "You put your best defender on Kobe and have as much help defense as you can," said Grizzlies' point guard Mike Conley, who had ...
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