Classic Game Reviews: Kobe’s Last Game.


On April 13th, 2016, the Utah Jazz were in Los Angeles to take on Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in Kobe’s final game in the NBA.

Rodney Hood was a starter for the Jazz and he played 18 minutes, in which he shot 2-7 from the field and 0-2 from 3-point range, he scored 4 points, got 1 steal, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. Trey Lyles played 39 minutes and scored 18 points on 7-15 shooting from the field, 2-6 from 3 and 2-3 from the free-throw line. Lyles also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and a team-high 5 steals. Joe Ingles came off the bench for Utah, he played 20 minutes and shot 57.1% fro the field, all of his shots, both made and attempted were from 3-point range. He grabbed 1 rebound, got 4 assists, and 2 steals. He scored 12 points. Trey Burke and Derrick Favours were among players who didn’t play for Utah.

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D’Angelo Russell played 36 minutes as a starter for the Lakers, he shot 4-10 from the field and 0-3 from beyond the arc, he scored 9 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Larry Nance Jr. played 28 minutes off the bench, he shot 3-3 from the field and 2-2 from the line scoring 8 points. He grabbed 6 boards and got 1 steal.

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Kobe Bryant suited up for the last time this game and put on a spectacular performance for the fans. He played 42 minutes, he shot the ball 50 times and made 22 of those attempts which are 44% from the field, he shot 21 times from beyond the arc and made 6 of those shots. He shot 12 times from the free-throw line and made 10 of them, including his final point in the NBA. He scored 60 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, got 1 steal, and 1 block.

Lou Williams and Metta World Peace were among players who did not play in this game for Los Angeles.

In the end, it was the Lakers who took the win with a final score of 101-96. Kobe was able to wrap up his career with a win after a terrible season for the Lakers.


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