Kobe’s unwanted record in Lakers’ loss

Kobe Bryant scores a game-high 28 points but reaches record for missed shots in Lakers’ loss to Grizzlies.

Bryant now has 13,421 missed field-goals attempts [Getty Images]

The Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 as Kobe Bryant set the all-time NBA record for missed shots even as he scored a game-high 28 points.

Bryant shot 10-for-26, giving him 16 misses on the night and 13,421 missed field-goal attempts for his career. The Boston Celtics’ John Havlicek previously held the record with 13,417 misses.

Elsewhere, the Dallas Mavericks registered one of their biggest ever comebacks to maintain their dominance of Sacramento with a 106-98 victory over the Kings.

Dallas rallied from 24 points down, tying the third-largest overcome deficit in franchise history, to extend their winning streak over Sacramento in Dallas to 21 games dating back to 2003.

The evening also provided a milestone for Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 23 points to pass Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and first among foreign-born players.

Guard Kyle Lowry scored 19 points, including two key free throws late in the fourth quarter, and added seven assists to lead the Raptors to their fifth win in a row, a 104-100 win over the Magic.

OJ Mayo scored 19 points and point guard Brandon Knight had 16 as the Milwaukee Bucks won consecutive games for the first time since March 2013 with an 85-78 win over the Thunder.

Source: Reuters