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Kobe Bryant has enough energy to carry Lakers past Pistons, 106-96
Kobe Bryant has enough energy to carry Lakers past Pistons, 106-96

You think you've seen all the ways Kobe Bryant can win a game. The surprises keep coming. He struggles. He looks fatigued. He turns around and scores 12 third-quarter points. Finishes with 13 assists. Shame on everybody else. The Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons, 106-96, behind only 12 points from Bryant on Tuesday. But the rhythmic tapping of time that left him looking exhausted on the team flight Monday will have to skip a few beats. This wasn't Bryant shooting two free throws with a torn Achilles' tendon. Or scoring a ton of points after suffering flu-like symptoms like he seemingly does every year. It was a 36-year-old leading a team with an ugly record (5-13)...

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