#24 Kobe Bryant
Apr 14: Bryant posted 60 points (22-50 FG, 6-21 3Pt, 10-12 FT), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block over 42 minutes in Wednesday's season-ending 101-96 victory over the Jazz. The Black Mamba's farwell probably couldn't have been scripted any better, save for the first few minutes of the game in which he was unable to connect on multiple shot attempts. Once Bryant got rolling however, he began draining shots from all over the court. Coach Byron Scott held true to his word about giving his future Hall of Famer all the minutes he could handle, and Bryant held true to his reputation of never meeting a shot he didn't like. On such a momentous occasion however, his monopolization of the ball was certainly overlooked, and the 20-year veteran put on a show that neither the fans nor the players in attendance are likely to ever forget. Bryant closes out his final season with averages of 17.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocks over 28.2 minutes per game. He played, and started, in 66 contests overall.
Provided by Rotowire.com.
Love hurt stepping on ref's foot, sits again in 4th
Warriors' Green not suspended for kick to groin
Cavs storm back in Game 4, but Raptors hold on for win
LeBron will cover Jones' $80 fine for groin punch
Raptors' Valanciunas active but unused vs. Cavs
Draymond Green playoffs diary, Part 13
Doolittle: What FAs can fill holes for contenders
Raptors hold off Cavaliers to tie Eastern Conference finals
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combine to score 67 points to lead the Raptors to a 105-99 Game 4 victory over the Cavaliers and tie the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
Stephen A. apologizes to Canada
Stephen A. Smith says he doesn't understand why Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were able to go off and combine for 67 points and criticizes players on the Cavaliers for their efforts in Game 4.
Did the NBA make the right decision with Green?
Michael Wilbon and Marc Stein evaluate the NBA's decision not to suspend Draymond Green for kicking Steven Adams in the groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.