TDIKH: March 11

March 11, 2008

29 years, 201 days

Kobe Bryant was there when his team needed him all night long, but particularly in the final nine minutes, in which he provided 10 points toward the Lakers’ 117-108 victory over Toronto.

Bryant — who finished with 34 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and four steals — led Los Angeles from the beginning with 13 first-quarter points.

The Lakers kept on the pressure with a 36-27 second frame before Lamar Odom took over by adding 13 of his 20 points in the third.

While T.J. Ford led the Raptors with 28 points, the Lakers were simply too efficient offensively.

Led by Bryant’s four 3-pointers, the Lakers shot 53.6 percent from the field and hit 15 triples.

Kobe performances on this day in history: