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

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Kobe Bryant’s best game against the Milwaukee Bucks – 43 points in a late-season win in 2006

In the Kwame Brown era of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant had to dominate on both ends and carry the Lakers to most victories. Every game and victory mattered a ton to get them to the postseason in a brutal Western Conference, and Kobe carried them to the playoffs most years with a pretty bad roster around him.

That is why this 43 point performance in a late-season win against the Milwaukee Bucks that were lead by Michael Redd makes the list. This was Kobe’s highest-scoring performance against the Bucks out of the 32 games he played against them in his career.

The Bucks were a pretty bad team for most of Kobe’s career, and Giannis Antetokounmpo was not at an MVP level until Kobe was retired, so there were not that many exciting matchups between the two franchises.

This 43 point game in the middle of his prime was symbolic of how much Kobe had to do just to get the Lakers to the playoffs during this point in his career.