INDIANAPOLIS–Kobe Bryant topped 22,000 points for his career with a three-point play with 2.2 seconds left in the half. Bryant drove to the basket, made an acrobatic layup and then sank a free throw after he was fouled to reach 22,001 points for his career.
Bryant needed 15 points going into the game reach the milestone. He is the second-youngest to reach the milestone, having reached it at 30 years, 101 days. The immortal Wilt Chamberlain reached the mark when he was 30 years, 100 days.
Bryant scored 16 points in the first half as the Lakers led the Indiana Pacers, 66-61.