Kobe can't find the winning touch in Game 1

Originally Published: June 6, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Looks like the biggest question about the Los Angeles Lakers is the only one that wasn't asked before the series: What if Kobe Bryant has a hard time scoring?

More ominously for them: What if this is the continuation of a trend of bad Finals performances?

He has delivered virtuoso performances on this stage before, beginning with his first trip to the Finals. In 2000 he scored eight points in overtime to snatch Game 4 from the Indiana Pacers. It was the start of ...

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