2006: Kobe Bryant Scores 52 In 3 Quarters Vs The Utah Jazz
Coming off a loss to the Bucks that saw Michael Redd drop 45-points on a still recovering Kobe (27 points on 7 of 23 shooting), Bryant was looking to destroy his next opponent and those victims turned out to be the Utah Jazz – a team Bryant always enjoyed torturing.
Bryant scored a season-high 52 points in just three quarters of action as the Lakers beat the Jazz by 30 points.
“I felt great. I felt explosive,” said Bryant, who scored 30 of his 52 in the 3rd quarter and made 11 consecutive shots. “It’s just about trusting my knee and trusting my legs. And after tonight, I know I’m at that point right now where I feel like I know it’s going to be there.”
After the game, Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he had no answer to stopping Bryant.
“He caught the ball and got on a roll; he just made whatever he caught,” Sloan said. “Players like that, they get on a roll and I don’t think there’s much you can do.
BONUS VIDEO: BRYANT’S REVENGE GAME VS THE JAZZ