2. 53 points on December 15th, 2006
The 2006-07 season was one to remember for the Black Mamba for multiple reasons. For starters, it was his first season after changing his jersey number from 8 to 24, but he also led the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons. Kobe went on a scoring rampage as he had eight 50-point games and two 60-point games, including a 65-point game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The five-time champion dropped 53 points on the Houston Rockets in two separate games that season but posted a record of 2-2 against the Rockets. Kobe averaged 37.3 points against the Rockets on 35.7 percent from deep over the course of his five games against the Rockets.
During the December 15th matchup between the Houston Rockets and the Lakers, Kobe dropped 53 points on 44.7 percent of his shot attempts and a scorching 62.5 percent from downtown. On top of that, Kobe posted a double-double as he had 10 rebounds, which tied for the second-most in the game.
Kobe also had eight assists, which was second-best on the Lakers, and scored in double-figures in each of the final three quarters of regulation. Kobe led the Lakers to a 112-101 double-overtime victory at the Staples Center, and had a true shooting percentage of 58.8 percent.
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