ESPN To Air Kobe Bryant’s Last NBA Game Against Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ESPN announced that their network will air Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game of his legendary career on Monday night at 7 p.m. MT.
Bryant’s last game was against the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The network is airing his final game in honor of Bryant after he and 8 other people died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning north of Los Angeles.
Kobe ended his NBA career like only he could.
ESPN will air his 60-point performance Monday night at 9 pm ET. pic.twitter.com/hN0INCjYpb
— ESPN (@espn) January 27, 2020
In that game, Bryant dropped 60 points in a five point win over the Jazz. He shot 22-50 from the field, 6-21 from downtown and 10-12 from the free throw line. Bryant scored 15 points in the first quarter and 7 points in the second quarter, recording 22 points in the opening half. In the third quarter, Bryant had 15 points and dropped 23 points in the fourth quarter. He played 42 minutes on the floor.
Both Utah and Los Angeles were out of playoff contention with game surrounding the end of Kobe’s career. Trey Lyles led the Jazz with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Gordon Hayward added 17 points.
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