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Final: Pacers 107, Lakers 103

Kobe Bryant was off for most of the night, but a theatric 3-pointer late made it interesting as Paul George poured in 39 points to lead all scorers. Box score

Rewind: Kobe Bryant's 81-point night

Take a trip back to January 22, 2006 when Stuart Scott brought us all the highlights of Kobe Bryant's 81-point performance against the Raptors.


'There will never be another Kobe Bryant'

Magic Johnson on what Kobe Bryant has meant to the NBA: "He's going to go down as one of the greatest that's ever played. But you know when it's time. And I'm sure he felt that it was time."


Lakers resale prices skyrocketing

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, resale prices had already jumped 25 to 30 percent before Kobe Bryant announced he would retire at the end of the sesaon, and in some markets tickets will jump another 50 to 100 percent.


Lakers storming back on Pacers

Julius Randle rumbled down the lane for a jam and Los Angeles has closed a double-digit deficit to 6 points with just over 6 minutes left in the game. Paul George leads all scorers with 27 points while Nick Young has 19 off the bench for L.A. Follow live

Kobe's 81-point game on SportsCenter

With Kobe Bryant's announcement that he will retire after the season, SportsCenter is re-airing highlights of the Mamba's 81-point game vs. the Raptors in 2006 -- the second-highest scoring game in NBA history. Coming up on SportsCenter

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on watching Kobe struggle this season: "Like everybody else, I go back and forth. I talk to Kobe about it and he says its timing and getting my legs under me and conditioning, getting used to playing with different players. And I buy in. Then I watch the games on TV and I read the paper and I remind myself that hes 37 years old and maybe its more than that. So I go back and forth on it."

Pacers lead Lakers 80-65 after 3 quarters

Kobe Bryant scored 25 points and collected 4 steals and 4 rebounds on Nov. 29, 2005. Tonight, Bryant is stuck at 6 points, 2 rebounds 2 assists and a steal in 26 minutes. Follow live


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked what he learned from Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard laughed then said next question. He did praise Bryant in an earlier question.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak on what Kobe Bryant has meant to the Lakers: "It is impossible for me to sit here and describe what hes meant. Five championships, 20 years, 17 All-Star Games. MVP trophy. Ive watched him get hurt, play hurt. Weve watched the last three years with serious injuries [and] having to come back. Most players would not come back. So its hard to describe in two or three minutes. But hes a winner. And he came into this league with an unprecedented desire to compete and get better and be the best and he remains that exact same person today and thats with the good and the bad that come with it. But he remains that exact same person."

Ian Begley @IanBegley

Kristaps Porzingis on Dwight Howard dunk: "He got me." He asked teammates when NY plays HOU next next because "I want to get him back."

Rockets escape with win in overtime

James Harden scores 26 points, but his assist to Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer in overtime is what secures Houston's 116-111 win.


Pacers lead Lakers 48-35 at the half

Kobe Bryant's second career game on Nov. 29 was in 2002. The Black Mamba dropped 45 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals that game. Kobe has 6 points on 2-for-15 shooting tonight against Indiana. Halftime stats


Chris Paul enjoying MSU-Providence

Or maybe the NBA star is doing a little scouting of Denzel Valentine for future reference.


Dwight welcomes Porzingis officially

And an official introduction for a rookie from Dwight Howard is a dunk over, on, through, everywhere. Poor Kristaps.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks lost a winnable game against the Rockets in overtime tonight and have now dropped four in a row. They were up 14 but couldn't hold the lead late, losing 116-111 in overtime. Arron Afflalo finished with a game-high 31 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 20 but took just one shot in the final five minutes.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets upended the Knicks in overtime, 116-111. James Harden led the way with 26 but he had plenty of help. Marcus Thornton added 18 off the bench and the Rockets had 16 steals. Dwight Howard had a highlight reel two-handed dunk over rookie Kristaps Porzingis in overtime.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe has 11 FGA, one fewer than the other four Lakers starters combined. Problem is, none of the Lakers are hitting. LAL is shooting 18.9%.

Final: Rockets 114, Knicks 111 (OT)

Houston put up 32 points in the fourth quarter as a clutch Marcus Thornton 3-pointer pushed for overtime where the Rockets escaped with the victory. Box score


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Kobe pump fakes three times on the left baseline against George Hill, then fires contested jumper. Off again. Now 1-11 in 13 minutes.