Jan. 26, 2001
22 years, 156 days
Facing a formidable opposing duo, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal provided matching 26-point efforts to lead the Lakers over New Jersey.
Despite Stephon Marbury and Keith Van Horn scoring 33 and 25, respectively, for the Nets, the Lakers nonetheless won, 113-101.
Bryant shot 10-of-20 from the field with nine rebounds, while O’Neal collected nine boards and eight assists while going 9-of-12.
Meanwhile, the Lakers had an unexpected X-factor off the bench in Isaiah Rider, who scored 24 points in just as many minutes.
The trio led the Lakers offense, which was clicking all night by shooting 50.6 percent with 28 assists.
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