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• Even though Kobe Bryant scored 25 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Lakers to a 106-105 overtime win over the Warriors, he finished with "only" 30 points after having scored just five points over the game's first three quarters.
Braynt's 51-point decline (81 points in his previous game on Sunday to 30 on Friday night) is the largest in NBA history from one game to the next within a single season. The previous record was a 48-point decline by Rick Barry, who while with the Warriors in 1974, scored 64 points on March 26 and 16 points on March 27, both against the Trail Blazers.
(Wilt Chamberlain followed his 100-point game against the Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1962 with a 58-point effort two days later against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.)