It was a performance that moved Derek Fisher to tears and may have brought the Boston Celtics to their knees.
Kobe Bryant's longtime friend and backcourt-mate held off Boston's fourth-quarter rally by himself, scoring 11 of his 16 points in the final nine minutes of the Lakers' 91-84 victory Tuesday night in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
"This is a great win for our organization," Fisher said, choking back tears after the defending champs took a 2-1 series lead. "I love this game. I love this team and I love this guy (Kobe). Nothing means more to me than helping this team win."