Posted March 09, 2013 on
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Kobe Bryant hit the tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in regulation, then dunked for the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds left in overtime, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 118-116 on Friday night for their second straight come-from-behind win.
Two nights after rallying from 25 points down to win on the road at New Orleans, the Lakers came back from a 15-point deficit in regulation and a slow start in overtime to gain ground on Utah for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth. They also moved a game above .500.
Bryant finished with 41 points and 12 assists, making 14 of 16 free throws, and Dwight Howard had 24 points and 13 rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan led six Toronto players in double figures with 28 points. Starter Andrea Bargnani left the game with a strained right elbow in the first quarter.
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All season long the MVP has appeared to be LeBron James's to lose with Kevin Durant destined to come in second yet again. However, if the Los Angeles Lakers make the post season the award needs to go to Kobe Bryant.
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The New Orleans Hornets blew a 25-point lead and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 108-102 Wednesday. After committing supremely idiotic plays like this one, you can’t help but say they deserved to lose.
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Dwight Howard expressed regret in a recent interview for how he handled departure from Orlando, and offered an apology to the city and its fans.
I would hope that Dwight Howard is starting to figure things out, but because he talks so much and contradict himself so often, you have to wonder.
Dwight spoke to the media again and said that it took him half the season, but he understands now what Kobe was saying about keeping the clown act in Orlando.
“It’s going to make me a better man and a better player from watching Kobe...
Led by Kobe Bryant on offense and Dwight Howard on defense, the Lakers (31-31) stormed back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the stunned Hornets, 108-102. A loss would have been devastating to their goal of reaching the playoffs, but the purple and gold dugged deep and got themselves within a game and a half of the spiraling Jazz for the 8th spot in the west.
Kobe Bryant paid a visit to the Jimmy Kimmel show last night and touched on a wide variety of topics including his Twitter game and even Dennis Rodman’s recent ‘goodwill’ trip to North Korea. It should also be noted that Kobe wore the below shoes to the taping.
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Would any Lakers teammate dare doubt Bryant's playoff prediction?
If so, he guarantees one thing to Jimmy Kimmel.
Kobe and Dwight’s interactions reminds me of when a new recruit goes into the Army and has a drill sergeant, who has been in the military for 17 years and has no time for new recruits who like to clown around.
While Dwight is telling everyone who will listen, how much he loves Orlando and apologizing to the fans, Kobe thinks he should handle things a different way.
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If you missed Kobe’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, check out the videos below.
Video via JimmyKimmelLive