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Kobe Pours in 81 Points

Updated: February 21, 2007, 11:40 AM ET
By Kris Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

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January 22, 2006 - 81 points??? "I've seen some remarkable games," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who coached Michael Jordan with the Bulls, "but I've never seen anything like that before."

Jackson was discussing Kobe Bryant, who had torched Toronto for 81, second best in NBA history only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100 in 1962. Trailing the Raptors by 18 in the third quarter, Bryant took over the game, scoring 55 points in the second half (27 in the third period ...

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