Kobe's streak will hit six 

March, 24, 2007
03/24/07
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The first text message from my brother came about 90 minutes before tip-off, asking me if I shared his belief that Kobe Bryant had 50 more points stored up Friday night for the Hornets.

My response, like an idiot: "Nah."

The next taunting text from my brother buzzed in long before Kobe rose up to drain the clinching jumper over Rasual Butler: "Still think he's not going to score 50?"

Marc Stein | email

ESPN Senior Writer
• Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com
• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94
• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics

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