Bryant's shooting necessary

Without help from his teammates, Kobe didn't have a choice but to score 41 points

Updated: January 31, 2011, 1:03 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant still believes he can score whenever he wants too. Ask him about scoring 40 or more points in a game as he did Sunday against the Boston Celtics and he'll simple shrug his shoulders and give you a crooked look as if to say, "Please, I can do that in my sleep."

That may be the case but the reason Bryant has only done it twice this season is he knows the Lakers can't win when he goes off like that. The Lakers are 0-2 when Bryant scores 40 or more points this season. ...

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