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Lakers Highlights: Kobe Bryant is closing out the Pistons

Kobe Bryant still has that clutch gene.

Kobe Bryant has 9 assists and is flirting with a triple-double, and possibly his most important pass of the night was this beautiful feed of Roy Hibbert:

Kobe was not done there, knocking down this three and giving fans flashbacks to his glory days while closing out the quickly crumbling Detroit Pistons:

Kobe is not going to always be able to do this, but glimpses of the old Kobe is going to be one of the best parts of this season. Mixing in more passes with his shots will help him a lot towards this end.