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Kobe Bryant ties season-high 31 points with dagger to beat Nuggets (VIDEO)

Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as the Lakers trail late in the fourth quarter to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Cavaliers won 109-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Once in a while, Kobe Bryant can still bring back memories of the player he was at his peak. Tuesday night was one of those times: he tied his season high with 31 points (on a reasonably efficient 10-for-22 shooting performance) and hit this jumper near the end of the game to put away the Lakers’ fifth win of the season over the Nuggets:

Bonus: check out Roy Hibbert’s reaction.