TDIKH: January 12

Jan. 12, 2011

32 years, 142 days

The Lakers trailed by six entering the third quarter, but from there the offense erupted.

Los Angeles scored 46 points in the final quarter alone to take down Golden State, 115-110, in Oakland.

Kobe Bryant paved the way by scoring 30 of his 39 points in the second half. The reigning NBA Finals MVP shot 13-of-21 from the field and 11-of-11 at the foul line to lead L.A. to its sixth straight win.

“It don’t matter who’s on me,” Bryant told the media. “When it’s go time, it’s go time. You have the responsibility to come through for your team and make the right play. Tonight, I did that.”

Bryant even scored 17 points in the final six minutes, which began when he hit a 3-pointer midway through the quarter to turn a two-point Warriors edge into the Lakers’ final lead of the night.

Bryant added six rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Pau Gasol tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds. On the other side, Monta Ellis piled up 38 points, while Dorell Wright provided 27.

Golden State had a massive 13-5 advantage in 3-pointers, but the Lakers outscored the Warriors, 26-9, at the free throw line and hauled in 47 rebounds to their foes’ 27.

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