TDIKH: February 16
Feb. 16, 2001
22 years, 177 days
Kobe Bryant was able to put his full arsenal of skills on display during the Lakers’ victory over Charlotte by collecting his second career triple-double.
Bryant racked up 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to complement a similarly impressive night from Shaquille O’Neal (38 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks), as Los Angeles left North Carolina with a 99-94 win.
Bryant shot 8-of-17 from the field and 9-of-10 at the foul line, as his biggest shot came with a minute left on a layup to increase L.A.’s lead to seven.
The Lakers duo had to fend off a pair of Hornets who were determined to give Bryant and O’Neal a run. Jamal Mashburn tallied 26 points and 15 rebounds, while Baron Davis nearly reached a triple-double himself with 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
Charlotte collected 21 offensive rebounds, but shot just 37-of-102 from the field.
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