When Bryant shares, Lakers excel

But with Bynum's injury, it might be time for Kobe to take over again

Updated: March 20, 2010, 2:06 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Phil Jackson said before the Lakers' workmanlike 104-96 win on Friday over the Timberwolves that Kobe Bryant had "sacrificed some of his game" to make Los Angeles' big-man production "available and positive" during L.A.'s current five-game winning streak.

After Bryant dished out a season-high 13 assists against Minnesota, seven of those coming in the first eight minutes of the first quarter to set the unselfish, triangle-sharpening tone for the evening, I'm not so sure Jackson ...

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