Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s best game against every team in NBA

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Kobe Bryant’s best game against the Golden State Warriors – 51 points in 2000

Kobe Bryant had some of the most iconic moments of his career against the Golden State Warriors. His first 24 point game in his rookie season was against the Warriors, his tough two free throws made after rupturing his Achilles came against them, and his first 50 point game happened to be against the Warriors as well.

This game was one of the few games in NBA history that had two 50 point scorers in one game. The Lakers somehow lost to an Antawn Jamison-led Warriors team because he dropped 51 points for them to match Kobe’s 51. This was one of the better games in the league that season and it went down to the wire in overtime and the Warriors won 105 to 102 in a thriller.

This was by far Kobe’s best scoring game against the Warriors, so it was a pretty easy selection to make the list. Kobe’s decline coincided with the Golden State Warriors rise into a dynasty, so they never faced each other in the playoffs and never really played in any really meaningful games.