There would be no game winner this time around, however, as the Lakers' lost 114-111 in overtime Thursday to Miami. Though Bryant's shooting stroke is back, his lack of discipline on D largely led Quentin Richardson scoring a team-high 25 points on eight of 13 shooting.
The Times critical of Kobe?
And with Quentin Richardson making 7 threes all on his own, the Lakers just never found a way to find this guy behind the line. Kobe didn’t do a great job on defense tonight.
--Forum Blue and Gold
I didn't realize that Lakers writers had taken a break from the Kool-Aid! And here I thought the rest of us were supposed to believe that Kobe played lock down defense 82-games a year and was an automatic for first-team all-defense every year.