For the third straight game Kobe Bryant has topped 40 or more points, Friday nights game against the Cleveland Cavaliers was another one of those nights. The Lakers won the game by a score of 97-92 to move them to (9-4) on the season. In last nights affair Bryant was remarkable, driving to the basket, shooting the fadeaway contested jumper, knocking down the trifecta effectively, shooting a good percentage, etc. Analyst say that this three game onslaught was motivated by Dwight Howard, and a silencer for ESPN.com NBA rankings. In a previous interview after torching the Phoenix Suns Bryant chuckled and said " Not too bad for the seventh best player", taking an obvious shot at he ESPN.com rankings. After last nights game of 42 points its showing me and alot of NBA critics that Kobe Bryant's career is FAR from over, he says his injured wrist is starting to feel stronger and better. That could be a problem I can't remember the last time Kobe was at 100%, I can guarantee you that Dwight Howard has taken notice to the play of Kobe Bryant. Tonight the Lakers face-off against its inner-city rival the Los Angeles Clippers in what will be a playoff type of atmosphere, and will be the first step in the process of earning "bragging rights". Will Kobe score 40 points again or will he score 50???