TDIKH: November 9

Official Lakers Release

Nov. 9, 1997
19 years, 78 days

Coming off the bench against Golden State, Kobe Bryant notched the very first of 679 25-point games in his career, as the Lakers rolled the Warriors, 132-97, at the Forum.

Bryant tallied five assists and three steals, but it was a group effort that propelled L.A. to victory.

Shaquille O’Neal amassed 27 points and 19 rebounds, while Rick Fox added 22 points. The Lakers shot 49-of-91 (53.8 percent) — hitting eight more shots than Golden State on 13 fewer attempts.

The purple and gold also had significant advantages in rebounds (54-44) and made free throws (27-14), which keyed their fourth straight win to start the season.

As for Bryant, who shot 11-of-18, it was his first significant scoring effort against the Warriors, against whom he averages 27.9 points in his career — more than any other team.

Kobe performances on this day in history:

DATE OPP MIN FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA FT FTA REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
11/09/97 GSW 24:00 11 18 61% 2 3 1 2 3 5 3 1 0 1 25
11/09/01 MEM 33:00 5 15 33% 1 2 2 2 6 7 5 3 2 0 13
11/09/04 NOH 38:00 8 18 44% 1 5 14 14 8 4 0 1 7 6 31
11/09/05 MIN 40:55 12 26 46% 0 0 4 6 4 4 1 0 3 0 28
11/09/07 MIN 39:41 9 19 47% 3 8 9 10 7 7 4 0 5 1 30
11/09/08 HOU 32:59 10 17 59% 1 2 2 4 3 3 2 2 4 3 23
11/09/10 MIN 34:45 12 28 43% 2 5 7 8 6 2 2 0 4 2 33
11/09/12 GSW 32:43 10 18 56% 2 4 5 6 9 7 2 0 4 2 27
11/09/14 CHA 34:17 7 20 35% 1 5 6 7 6 4 1 0 4 1 21

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