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Kobe’s 81-Point Night

MAKING A POINT: Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk against Toronto’s Matt Bonner (Lori Shepler / LAT)
SLOWING HIM DOWN: Kobe Bryant gets fouled by Toronto’s Mike James, right, as he splits the defense of James and Jalen Rose. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
FASTBREAK: Bryant brings the ball upcourt in the second quarter. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
REVERSING IT: Kobe Bryant flies past Raptor Matt Bonner for a reverse layup. (Matt A. Brown / AP)
MORE, MORE, MORE: Kobe Bryant puts up a shot during the second half when he scored 55 of his 81 points. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
NOT THIS TIME: Kobe Bryant gets fouled late in the fourth quarter. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
THANKS, COACH: Kobe Bryant hugs Coach Phil Jackson after scoring 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. (Matt A. Brown / AP)