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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