The Stat Line of the Night – 5/27/10 – Kobe Bryant
The highlight of the night was actually made possible due to a Kobe Bryant miss. Ron Artest got an offensive rebound from The Black Mamba’s missed three-point attempt and laid it in for a buzzer-beating basket against the Phoenix Suns. But how did the Lakers get to that moment of victory? Kobe doing work.
Kobe was just one assist shy of recording a triple-double for the game. He had 30 points on 12-27 shooting from the floor, 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 blocks on the night. It was his third straight game with 30+ points in the 2010 NBA Playoffs. He’s scored 30 or more in 9 of his last 10 games.
What’s this talk about Kobe slowing down some? Nonsense. He didn’t shoot it that well against the Thunder, but since then he has been dominating. And after Ron Artest’s game-winning lay-in gave the Lakers a 3-2 series lead, it looks as if Kobe and company are headed back to the NBA Finals to defend their crown. Kobe is the reigning MVP of the Finals and no one should be shocked when he wins it again. Kobe Bryant has The Stat Line of the Night for 5/27/10.