Kobe Bryant’s Five Best Games Against The Milwaukee Bucks

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3. Bucks at Lakers – January 15th, 2013

The Brandon Jennings/Monta Ellis led Bucks actually had a better record than the Dwight Howard/Kobe Bryant led Lakers did when these two teams played in early 2013, but Kobe didn’t let that stop him from going off against Milwaukee yet again.

Kobe had his best-ever shooting performance against the Bucks in this game, nailing some 63.2 percent of his shots, 60 percent of his threes, and 100 percent of his free throws.

Simply put: Kobe was on that night, and there was nothing the Milwaukee Bucks could do about it.

Bryant wasn’t picky about taking shots that game, as he still took 19 of them. He just happened to nail almost all of his attempts on the way to 31 points, six assists, two rebounds and a lone steal.

How much better than the Bucks was Kobe that night? He took 11 less shots than Jennings and Ellis did combined, made two more than the Bucks two-headed monster, and scored two more points than Milwaukee’s starting backcourt.

It’s pretty tough to win when one player on the other team demolishes the Bucks two best players, something Kobe seemed to do nearly every time he played against the Bucks.

Like most teams back then Milwaukee had no answer for Kobe, and ended up losing by 16 points. It’s no coincidence that someone so driven to win has yet to post a great night in a losing effort on this list.

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