LAst Night's Action: Kobe Continues to Amaze
Even Phil Jackson had to give Kobe props. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
LA Lakers defeat NY Knicks 126-117. In his 13th season in the NBA Kobe Bryant continues to astound people. Not only did he break Michael Jordan's record of most points scored by an opponent at the new Madison Square Garden (55 points), he also surpassed Bernard King's mark of 60 points for any player which was set on Christmas Day 1984 with 61 points. This marks his 4th highest scoring game in his career. Clearly upstaged was Pau Gasol's 31-point, 14 rebound effort filling in the void left by Andrew Bynum.
Miami Heat defeat LA Clippers 119-95. While it's nice that Eric Gordon was named Western Conference rookie of the month for January that doesn't really put W's on the box score. Zach Randolph made a strong effort in his first game back from injury with 21 points, but it was the defense that let them down. Dwyane Wade killed the Clips with 32 points.
Anaheim Ducks defeat Buffalo Sabres 3-2. After getting off to sluggish start the Ducks dominated the final two periods to put the Sabres away. Things got very chippy in the second period with punches thrown numerous times.