Looking for their eighth straight win, the Los Angeles Lakers took a 57-49 lead into halftime over the Atlanta Hawks, and Kobe Bryant made history with 15 first-half points. Bryant passed Moses Malone for sixth place in the NBA all-time scoring list. Just in case you forgot about the former three-time MVP Malone, here is a quick biography:
Bryant began the season in 12th place on the all-time list, but has passed four legends this season. Kobe passed former Celtic John Havlicek on December 10, passed Dominique Wilkins on January 4, passed Oscar Robertson on January 7, passed Hakeem Olajuwon on January 28, and passed Elvin Hayes on February 27:
|NBA All-Time Scoring List|
Malone played three seasons of his great career with the Hawks, from 1989-1991, making the All-Star team in 1989. Bryant scored 20 points against the Hawks on February 22, in a 104-80 win by the Lakers.
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