Sunrise and sunset in Los Angeles

Game 2 seemed like a sad ending of sorts for Gary Payton, and a promising beginning for Luke Walton.

Updated: June 10, 2004, 12:14 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

LOS ANGELES -- Make no mistake, the sun rises and sets with Kobe Bryant. The stone-cold three, the proud beating on his chest, the way he made overtime his own personal clinic on the running jumper ... it's Kobe's world, brothers and sisters. We're all just visiting.

But young Master Luke Walton, he's the guest of honor.

"You can talk about my shot all night long," Kobe said Tuesday night. "But Luke had a monster game for us. Without Luke in the game, we wouldn't have been ...

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