The first stat-watch of the playoffs, and it comes as the Lakers sweep the cordially indifferent Denver Nuggets out of the playoffs. I’m bitter about this, because the Warriors could have totally made that series more interesting.
But even though it was only marginally competitive, likely MVP Kobe Bryant made every game worth watching. 49 points? crazy dunks and assists? The closest to a 5×5 so far this playoff season? Yes, yes, and yes.
So today, the Mamba went for 31 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocked shots. Just flexing his muscles? I hope so.
ps. why did he cut his hair?