Video: Kobe Bryant drops season-high 38 points against Timberwolves

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Facing the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant rolled back the years to score a season-high 38 points.

The Black Mamba's vintage performance came just in time, too, as the Los Angeles Lakers were able to snap a losing streak that had stood at 10 games - one shy of a franchise record. 

Playing 33 minutes of the 119-115 win, Kobe had the Staples Center on their feet throughout. Scroll down this article to see the highlights of what will go down as another night to remember in Bryant's farewell tour.


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As you can see, many of Kobe's points were crucial ones as the Lakers staved off a late comeback from the Timberwolves and, in fact, the veteran scored 14 of the franchise's final 18 points.

Perhaps more impressive still was his shooting from three-point range. In making 7-of-11 from distance, Bryant sank his most three-pointers since March 2008, when he made nine shots from beyond the arc against the Grizzlies.

"You've seen it for 20 damn years," said Bryant after his impressive night. "It's like tonight, I made shots I was supposed to make."

The 37-year-old may have been humble after the game, but it certainly was a standout moment in this his final year in the NBA.

Not since Karl Malone way back in 2003 has someone Kobe's age had a box score that included 35 points, five rebounds and five assists.

What's more, his 38 point haul was the most he's scored in one game since November 2014, when he shot 39 against the Portland Trail Blazers in the fifth game of the 2014-15 season. 

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