Another in a recent stretch of rocky games for a team whose home record isn't quite as good as it appears. Mike Brown indicated after he thought the win was a testament to team grit and determination. We respectfully disagree.
Kobe's shot selection wasn't bad... so why did he miss so much? Fatigue is as good a guess as any (especially since he said as much after the game). We dissect Brown's postgame comments on the topic, plus ask what can be done to solve the problem.
A great clip shot after the game referencing the game winner -- see below -- in which Bryant almost perfectly articulates over about 55 seconds the world view making him who he is, from the undeniably brilliant to the periodically frustrating.