Los Angeles Lakers: Has Kobe Bryant Lost His 4th-Quarter Mojo?

February 4th, 2011 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
During the 2009-2010 NBA regular season, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant hit seven shots in the fourth quarter or overtime that were directly responsible for victories for his team.

But these days, it's a struggle for Bryant to score in the fourth quarter at all.

Last night, the Lakers lost to the San Antonio Spurs 89-88 on a last-second tip-in by Antonio McDyess, but the true story of the game from a purple and gold perspective may have been Bryant's 1-of-5 shooting performance in the fourth quarter.

Bryant's dismal shooting in the clutch may be the defining trend in a season that has seen the Lakers lose five out of six games to the teams ahead of them in the current NBA standings.

In a season where the Lakers have played below the expectations of many, the last thing most people expected to see was Bryant fail in one of the main areas in which he has carved his reputation.

To be fair, Bryant cannot be solely blamed for the Lakers' struggles in the past few weeks, and there are many other culprits who are equally at fault for the team's recent spate of fourth quarter collapses.

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