Kobe Bryant had 14 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists on 5-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Hornets, the third straight for the scrutinized Lakers.
The 39 assists over his last three games (14, 14, 11) is the highest three-game total in his career, and he's content to be a playmaker for now. He'll likely abandon the point guard duties to start firing 25 shots per game at some point in the future, but the Lakers are winning and he's still producing in enough categories to be considered a top fantasy option. The Lakers are ready to go on a road trip, but face the Suns, Timberwolves, Pistons, Nets, Celtics and Bobcats on the road before facing the Heat in Miami on Feb. 10. The Lakers are primed to win a bunch of games and get back in the playoff race, now that passing has become the focal point for Kobe and most of his teammates. Kobe was outscored by Dwight Howard, Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison tonight, which is just weird to write.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 02:10:00 AM