TDIKH: November 26

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Nov. 26, 2004
26 years, 95 days

In one of the final classic battles between the 2000s-era Lakers and Kings, even Kobe Bryant’s scoring binge couldn’t eek out a victory for the purple and gold.

Bryant dropped 40 points — shooting 11-of-17 from the field and 15-of-19 at the foul line — but Sacramento made last-minute push for the 109-106 decision.

Thanks to 26 second-half points from Bryant, the Lakers had a one-point lead with 40 seconds left. But Peja Stojakovic, who went 13-of-13 on free throws — hit four foul shots, while the Lakers missed the remainder of their attempts.

Bryant also collected seven rebounds and eight assists, while Lamar Odom reached a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

But Stojakovic (26 points) and Chris Webber (22 points, 16 rebounds) kept the Kings close enough for an 11th-hour strike.

Kobe performances on this day in history:

DATE OPP MIN FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA FT FTA REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
11/26/96 PHI 21:00 4 10 40% 2 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 1 12
11/26/97 BOS 28:00 5 11 46% 1 1 3 8 5 2 1 0 7 1 14
11/26/02 MIA 32:00 8 14 57% 1 4 4 7 7 4 3 0 2 3 21
11/26/03 WAS 26:00 7 13 54% 1 3 7 7 4 4 2 0 3 3 22
11/26/04 SAC 45:00 11 17 65% 3 4 15 19 7 8 0 2 3 2 40
11/26/06 NJN 42:43 8 24 33% 1 4 2 4 6 10 0 0 2 3 19
11/26/10 UTA 33:40 10 21 48% 3 5 8 9 3 3 1 0 3 2 31
11/26/14 MEM 35:16 5 15 33% 2 5 10 10 4 3 0 0 4 1 22

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