Kobe Bryant started Game 2 tonight needing only 15 points to tie Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second place on the Lakers’ all-time playoff scoring list with 4,070 points. Bryant passed Magic Johnson (3,701 points) for third place earlier in the postseason. Jerry West holds the Lakers record for playoff points with 4,457. West also is fifth on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list.
UPDATE: Bryant passed Abdul-Jabbar when he scored on a layup to give the Lakers a 49-36 lead late in the first half. The basket gave Bryant 16 points in the game and 4,071 in his career in the postseason.