I was disappointed they didn't leave Bryant in. I thought he had a genuine shot at Chamberlain's record.
Really? I know the guy was hot and the Mavs couldn't stop him, but to just tie Chamberlain's record, Kobe would've had to score 38 points in the fourth quarter. The record for most points in a quarter is 33 (held by George "The Iceman" Gervin). I don't care if Kobe didn't miss a shot the rest of the way, scoring 38 points in one quarter would've been next to impossible. Most teams
rarely score 38 points in a quarter anymore. I think that 80 points would've been realistic. Seeing that only four players in history have cracked 70 points, and Wilt's 100-point game is the only game over 80, leaving him in to reach 80 would've been something.