TDIKH: March 24
March 24, 2008
29 years, 214 days
With a gash under his eye, Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to an overtime victory against Golden State.
Bryant needed five stitches after the game to address the cut, but first he scored 30 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists in a 123-119 win in Oakland.
The Lakers actually trailed by 11 at halftime and Bryant only had seven points.
But that changed when the Lakers outscored their hosts in the third quarter, 35-23.
Bryant scored a dozen in the fourth to give Los Angeles a 110-101 lead with three minutes left, but Golden State roared back with a 10-1 run to force overtime.
With the game tied at 119 and 9.1 seconds remaining in the extra period, Lamar Odom provided a go-ahead layup, then Bryant followed with a pair of free throw to ice it.
Golden State’s Baron Davis (30 points, nine rebounds, seven assists) and Stephen Jackson (29 points) gave the Lakers a run, but Bryant received more than enough help from Odom, who provided 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks.
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