Kobe Bryant’s Five Best Games Against The Milwaukee Bucks

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2. Bucks at Lakers – March 24th, 2006

This game was a lock to make the list all along. 2006 Kobe was an absolute monster. Bryant posted a career-best 35.4 points per game in the 2005-06 NBA season, in likely his finest regular season ever.

Kobe scored even more than 35 points against the Bucks in this game though. Bryant dropped 43 points on Milwaukee, which is the most he ever scored against the Bucks. With a weak cast surrounding him Kobe simply took matters into his own hands that season, and took nearly 24 shots per game.

He took a whopping 26 shots against Milwaukee, which would seem worse if he hadn’t turned those looks into 43 points. Kobe added just five rebounds and two assists to his stat-line for the night. He was about scoring all year–Bryant averaged the least assists and rebounds per game in any of his post-2000 seasons in 2006.

That strategy would prove ineffectual in the postseason, but not here. The Los Angeles Kobe Bryants managed to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-96. Michael Redd did what he could, but as usual that wasn’t enough to get the Bucks a win.

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