Kobe Bryant takes it even higher

Lakers star delivers another brilliant effort in a comeback OT win over Toronto

Updated: March 9, 2013, 4:08 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- And for his next trick, Kobe Bryant will ... ?

The Los Angeles Lakers are still on the outside of the Western Conference playoffs. Friday's 118-116 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors brought the Lakers back to the right side of .500 for the first time in three months. And even if they do make the playoffs, who knows how much gas will be left in the tank after they've had to fight so hard just to get here.

But however this star-crossed Lakers season ends up, watching ...

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