Inside the Numbers: Kobe Bryant
Posted Mar 24 2007 12:32AM
March 23 -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant went off for 65 points in a win against the Blazers on March 16, and 50 points on Sunday against the Timberwolves. Kobe followed that up with a 60-point performance in the Lakers' victory over the Grizzlies on Thursday. He continued his hot streak by posting 50 points in a win over the Hornets on Friday. Inside the Numbers takes a look at some of Kobe's accomplishments.
18,000 Kobe is the youngest player to top this point milestone, reaching it in 28 years and 156 days, which is 10 fewer days than it took Wilt Chamberlain to accomplish this feat.
747 The amount of games played for Kobe to become the 16th fastest player to score 18,000 in his career. He is also the 20th fastest to 17,000, 22nd to 16,000 and 29th to 15,000.
226 The amount of points Wilt Chamberlain scored over a three-day stretch (highest amount ever) in 1962.
225 The amount of points Kobe has scored over this four-game span.
100 On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record by tallying 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks.
81 On Jan. 22, 2006, Kobe dropped 81 points against the Raptors in a 122-104 Lakers win. The 81 is the second highest single-game point total in NBA history.
65 The amount of points he totaled in the Lakers' 116-111 victory over the Blazers on March 16.
62 On Dec. 20, 2005, Kobe scored 62 points in three quarters against the Mavericks. Heading into the fourth quarter, he had outscored the Mavericks, 62-61.
60 His point total in the Lakers' 121-119 win over the Grizzlies on Thursday.
24 The amount of points he totaled in the fourth quarter alone on March 16, against the Blazers.
19 The amount of times he has cracked the 50-point milestone in his career.
14 Victories the Lakers have earned in those games.
9 The amount of points he totaled in overtime to help Los Angeles seal the victory on March 16, against Portland.
7 The amount of 50-plus point games for Kobe this season, which ties his own franchise record from last year.
4 Bryant, Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players in NBA history to score at least 60 in multiple games in their careers. Bryant has done it four times.
3 Wilt Chamberlain, Bryant and Jordan are the only players in NBA history with four or more 60-plus games. Wilt accomplished this feat 32 times, while Bryant and Jordan each did it on four occasions.
1 Where Kobe ranks this season in points per game after passing Denver's Carmelo Anthony. Kobe averages 30.5, while Anthony averages 29.7.