Looking to turn around some poor form from the last couple of days with a good NBA performance tonight.
ATL Hawks v LA Lakers (Kobe Bryant Over 27.5 points) @ 1.93 (MarathonBet) – 2 points
Kobe Bryant is the ONE MAN GANG that is keeping the Los Angeles Lakers afloat this campaign and now is the highest scorer in the NBA through 10 games averaging 27.3 ppg while playing on average around 34 minutes. If he played more minutes; he would definitely be averaging 30 ppg. In recent years he has had a decent supporting cast and has not needed to contribute as much, but in the years when he was in bad teams, Kobe in his younger days, won the scoring title netting 35 and 31 points per game.
Anyways, back to the real action; Kobe has been the only pure scorer for this Lakers team with Hill, Boozer and Lin also scoring in double digits but have been super in-consistent leaving it to Kobe to over do it to keep his team still in the game. Kobe always seems to have a fantastic night if his 3 ball is going well and now, with Caroll who is supposed to guard him from Atlanta missing, it will give him some opportunities to score from downtown. 8 or 9 points from Kobe comes easily from the Free Throw line so it all depends on how good of a night does he have shooting and how many shots he takes.
Teams have been scoring pretty high against Atlanta who haven’t been defending well, conceding 103 points per game; and that can be an advantage for the Lakers who love to put up points on the board.
I think Kobe is on a personal missing to keep scoring high to showcase to potential free agents that he can still light it up in the NBA. His career scoring average is 25; that can show you even at this age with an entire team depending on him; he can light it up for 28+ tonight.
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