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

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Kobe Bryant’s best game against the Sacramento Kings – Game 4 of the 2001 Western Conference semifinals

This game capped the sweep against the Sacramento Kings in the 2001 playoffs and Kobe put the team on his back with 48 points in the win. He also had a huge day on the glass as well with 16 rebounds in the game.

Kobe also put in solid work on the defensive side as well, having two steals and one block in the contest as well. He dominated on both ends during the 2001 playoffs and this was another game that proved that.

The Kings were a big rival of Bryant and the Lakers in the early 2000s and this was the only series they had that ended in a sweep. It had to have been sweet for the Lakers to get a sweep over a team that took them to five games the year before when the opening series used to be five games.

Bryant did have a 51 point game against the Kings during his career in the 2006 regular season, and the Lakers came up short in that game. But since this was 48 in a playoff victory, that should definitely be considered his best game against them.