Kobe Bryant turned the clock back Tuesday night against the Timberwolves, scoring a season-high 38 points, including seven 3-pointers. His previous high this season was 31 points, reached twice.
Here's a look at all Bryant accomplished.
• Bryant was 7-for-11 from deep, good for 64 percent. That tied the fourth-best mark of his career in a game in which he took at least 10 3-pointers.
• This was Bryant's first game with seven 3-pointers since March 28, 2008 (he had nine in that game).
• Bryant is the oldest player with seven 3-pointers in a game since Reggie Miller in 2004.
• In addition to the 38 points, Bryant recorded 5 rebounds and 5 assists. He is the oldest player with at least 35 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a game since Karl Malone in 2003.
• Bryant now has 154 career games with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, the third-most in NBA history behind LeBron James (256) and Michael Jordan (213).
• Bryant has 428 games of at least 30 points in his career. The Elias Sports Bureau notes it's the fifth-highest total in NBA history.
• The Lakers are 3-0 when Bryant scores at least 30 points this season. They are 5-33 in all other games Bryant played in which he didn't reach the mark.
• Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins also scored 30 points. According to Elias, the 16-year, 184-day age difference between Bryant (37 years, 164 days) and Wiggins (20 years, 345 days) marks the second-largest age differential between opposing 30-point scorers in a single game in NBA history. The largest differential was 17 years exactly, between Michael Jordan and Al Harrington in the 2002-03 season.