Last night was a great game between the #1 and #2 teams in the western conference. An injured Kobe Bryant helped push the Lakers in the second half to be the first NBA franchise in history to reach 3,000 wins even though he scored a season-low 10 points. It was also a historic night for Dirk Nowitzki who became the 34th player in league history to reach 20,000 points in his career. Overall, even though the Mavs lost it was an great game by both clubs who are looking to finish strong going into the All-Star break. Here some shots from the game and some of the excitement of having Kobe in town.
Lakers fans take pictures of Kobe Bryant during warm-ups.
Luke Walton spins towards the basket.
Phil Jackson reacts to a hard foul.
Dirk Nowitzki shoots as he is fouled by the Lakers' D.J. Mbenga.
Dirk Nowitzki takes in the crowds standing ovation as he reaches the 20,000 point achievement.
Josh Howard blocks the Lakers' Kobe Bryant during the second half of the game.
Kobe Bryant reacts to making a tough shot.
Erick Dampier shoots a hook shot over the Lakers' Kobe Bryant.