81 Points: By Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant had his full arsenal of offensive moves on display against Toronto

Fade-away. Catch-and-shoot. Drive to the rim through the teeth of the defense. Free-throws. Three-pointers. 

In his surreal, 81-point outburst on January 22, 2006 against the defenseless Toronto Raptors, Kobe Bryant scored in every possible way under the sun. 

When the dust settled, the stat line read 28-46 from the field, 7-13 from distance, and 18-20 from the charity stripe in a somewhat close, 122-104 victory at the Staples Center. 

Watching these highlights is astonishing. Will anybody ever come close to Kobe's 81 or Wilt's unfathomable 100 point game? 

Click 'Play' above to watch the condensed version of this historic evening. 

by Jeremy Bauman March 11, 2012 12:03pm ET
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