Last night, they fell to the Heat at home as Kobe scored 25 on 8-25 from the field. Most analysts would agree that Kobe took way too many shots last night and was not shooting a great percentage. Especially, when Dwight Howard came off his best offensive performance of the year and started the game shooting a great percentage. But being as competitive as he is, Kobe feels that in order for the team to win, they need to get him better shots.
Not only did Bryant’s man on defense, Dwyane Wade, score 27 points on 11-for-20 shooting, but Bryant’s offense also struggled, as he scored just 22 points on 8-for-25 shooting (32 percent). Bryant, who leads the league in scoring at 29.7 points per game, said that alleviating some pressure on him on offense will in turn allow him to apply more pressure on defense. ‘If (guarding the opposing team’s offensive threat) is going to be something that I’m going to have to do for a while, I’m going to need my teammates’ help to free up offensively,’ Bryant said.