Kobe's best shot doesn't KO Celtics

Green on the brink of another title after answering Bryant's run with one of their own

Updated: June 14, 2010, 2:36 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Even Dwyane Wade, seated courtside for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night at the TD Garden, couldn't believe what he was seeing from Kobe Bryant. And this was the same guy who once got so hot from the floor against the Celtics during the opening round of the 2010 playoffs that he started cursing his shooting hand.

Poor Bryant could only curse the scoreboard.

Even as he scored 23 consecutive points for the Lakers -- including a 19-point barrage over ...

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