On This Date in NBA History: January 22, Kobe Bryant's 81

Dec 8, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives against Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

2006 – In a 122-104 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) scored 81 points, the second-most points ever scored in an NBA game. He shot 28-of-46 from the field, including 7-of-13 from 3-point, and 18-of-20 at the line. Bryant also had the best plus/minus (+25) for any player in this game.

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