I'm not going to write a big recap of this game. What's the point? But I will throw some bullets out there:
- Kobe Bryant pretty clearly wanted to win the MVP here in Staples Center, and when Kobe really wants something, he will rarely be denied. He took more than a fifth of his team's shots, and scored exactly one quarter of his team's points. That's in an All Star Game folks. He finished with a game high 37 points and a game high 14 rebounds.
We get back to actual NBA games on Tuesday in Oklahoma. For Griffin, the homecoming will be a continuation of a the media circus he's been facing this weekend. That dude is going to be completely exhausted before this settles down.