On This Date in NBA History: January 22, Kobe Scored 81

January 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) heads down court after a basket in the second half of the game against the Miami Heat at the Staples Center. Heat won 99-90. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

2006 – In a 122-104 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) scored a game-high 81 points, the second-most points ever scored in an NBA game. He shot 28 for 46 from the field, including 7 for 13 from three-point, and 18 for 20 at the line. Bryant also had the best plus/minus (+25) for any player in this game.

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Topics: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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