TDIKH: March 13

March 13, 2012

33 years, 203 days

While the Gasol brothers dueled and Andrew Bynum caught fire, Kobe Bryant kept a steady hand for the Lakers to help push them to a double-overtime victory in Memphis.

Bryant scored 34 points — 22 of which came after halftime — while also collecting nine rebounds and five assists in the 116-111 win.

But it was Bynum who stole the show, racking up 37 points on 15-of-18 shooting and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Bryant and Bynum combined for the Lakers’ final 10 points in their 13-8 second overtime period.

Los Angeles entered the final period down by nine, but Bryant scored 11 in the fourth to force the added frames.

Six Grizzlies scored double figures, including Marreese Speights (25 points) and Marc Gasol (20 points, 11 rebounds), while forcing the Lakers into 18 turnovers.

However, Memphis shot just 2-of-19 from 3-point range, while the Lakers kept marching to the free throw line, where they outscored their hosts, 28-5.

Bryant was at the head of this, hitting 11-of-12 at the charity stripe.

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