Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, including the go-ahead layup with 9 seconds to play, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks, 99-98, on Sunday night at the Staples Center.
Bryant had 11 points in the fourth quarter, including this absolute posterization of Atlanta’s Josh Smith with a little more than 2 minutes to play.
The victory got the Lakers back to .500 for the first time in more than two months. Looks like the Black Mamba is trying to make good on his playoff promise. Kobe was so worked up after the game that he high-fived
Ari Gold Jeremy Piven on his way off the court. Click the image below to animate the GIF.
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