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

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Kobe Bryant’s best game against the Memphis Grizzlies – 60 points in 2007

In 2007 Kobe had one of the craziest scoring streaks the league had ever seen and went on a tear that only Wilt Chamberlain had done before. He had a run of four straight games that season where he scored 50 points or more.

This performance against the Memphis Grizzlies was the third game of that miraculous run and was the second-highest scoring total of that run. What he did not know was that he was putting on a show in front of his future favorite teammate Pau Gasol that watched him dominate the Grizzlies by scoring 60 points in a variety of ways.

Gasol was no slouch in the game either, providing the Grizzlies with 35 points and keeping them in the game until the very end. The Lakers needed every one of Kobe’s 60 points to get this late-season victory and help secure their place in the postseason and won the game 121 to 119.

A year later they were playing together on a team in the NBA Finals and then went on to win back-to-back titles together. They developed into one of the best Lakers duos of all time and neither one realized it during their great battle in 2007.