No sports game is ever won or lost on one play, but Kobe Bryant and the Lakers could make a compelling argument against that line of reasoning. The Lakers barely hung on to defeat the Pistons 98-97 in Sunday’s NBA action. After a strong first half that saw them put 62 points, LA was only able to muster 36 in the second half.
All of which makes this inbound pass turned alley-oop from Kobe Bryant to Earl Clark (17 pts, 10 boards) with less than a second left in the first half even more important. Not only was it awesome, the two points won the game, in theory of course.