3 Feb 2009

Kobe sets Madison Square Garden record

6:49 pm on 3 February 2009

The LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant has broken the Madison Square Garden points scoring record with his 61 point performance in the Lakers 126-117 win over the New York Knicks.

It was Kobe's 24th 50 plus point game and broke Bernard King's Garden record of 60 points set on Christmas day 1984.

Bryant is second in most points scored in a single game, having posted 81 against the Toronto Raptors in 2006.