2. On Davis' missed free throw that would have tied the score late, Bryant was supportive, "I don't know if he's ever been in that position before. You don't know emotionally what that feels like until you go through it."
3. Bryant isn't enjoying losing, but he's not seething after every loss. Instead, he's trying to be patient with his team that is primarily full of younger players.
"It's youth. It's experience. We have to go through it," said Bryant after the game. "We have to learn how to handle those situations, and clock management and all that stuff. It's just experience."
4. The Lakers made two more field goals than the Grizzlies (43 to 41). Both teams had six three-pointers. The difference was at the free-throw line, where the Grizzlies took 12 more attempts (31 to 19), making 21 to the Lakers' 14.
"One's just wider, more of a power player. They just literally do the same thing," said Bryant. "[Marc Gasol is] so strong, he can get to his right hand no matter. He'll just run through you. Pau has to use a little more finesse. They're both ridiculous."