Trending Today: Kobe Bryant’s Final NBA Game
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The regular National Basketball Association, or NBA, season ended on Wednesday night with two memorable games.
In one, the Golden State Warriors from Oakland, California won their 73rd game of the season, setting an NBA record for wins in a season.
Also on Wednesday, Kobe Bryant played his final game for the Los Angeles Lakers. He scored 60 points and helped Los Angeles defeat the Utah Jazz.
Bryant played 20 years for the Lakers. During that time, the team won five NBA championships.
Earlier this season, Bryant said this year would be his last. He finished his playing career with over 33,000 points. That makes him third on the all-time scoring list.
This season was a largely ceremonial one for Bryant as he said goodbye to NBA fans from coast to coast. Every game he played away from Los Angeles had a large crowd. Many people wanted to see him play one last time.
Wednesday night, he played his last Lakers' game. A lot of famous players and people came to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to watch.
Fans even signed a big goodbye message for him at the sports center.
But many people did not know what to expect in Bryant's last game. In recent years, he missed a lot of games because of injuries.
This season, the Lakers were not a good team. They only won 17 of 82 games. But Bryant saved a truly amazing performance for last. He scored 60 points, including the shot that gave his team the lead late in the game. Los Angeles defeated Utah, 101 to 96.
After the game, Bryant said "I can't believe this happened, this is crazy to me! What? There is no way I could possibly imagine this happening."
Lots of people watched the television broadcast of the game, making Bryant one of the top trending topics overnight on Twitter. But since the game was played in California, many people on the East Coast missed it and woke up to see the news on Thursday morning.
Also Wednesday night, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 125-104.
By doing so, Golden State set a record for wins in a season. They broke the record of 72 wins set by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 20 years ago.
Steph Curry scored 46 points in the game Wednesday night. He made 10 three-point shots to reach 402 for the season. In basketball, most shots are worth two points. But you get an extra point if you shoot it from 6.7 or more meters away from the basketball hoop.
Steve Kerr is the coach of the Warriors. He was a player on that Chicago Bulls team. "I'd never in a million years would have guessed that that record would ever be broken," he said.
The website 538.com says Curry is so good that he is leading a "revolution" in the NBA and changing some of the ideas about how the game is supposed to be played.
But wait. If you liked Wednesday, the exciting night was just the beginning. There are more games coming soon. The NBA playoffs start Saturday. They continue until a team wins the championship sometime in June.
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周三也是洛杉矶湖人队科比的退役之战 。他以最高的单场60分之势帮湖人队击败犹他爵士队 。
科比在湖人队效力20年 。期间，湖人共赢得五次NBA总冠军 。
本赛季初，科比表示今年将是他最后一个赛季 。最终以超33000分的得分结束了球员生涯，此次比赛让他在历史得分榜上排到了第三位 。
本赛季对科比来说是一场大型的告别仪式，他向来自美国东、西海岸的NBA球迷们告别 。在洛杉矶以外打的每场比赛他都收获了一大波粉丝 。很多人都希望看他的谢幕之战 。
周三晚，他为湖人队最后一次出战 。许多著名球员和明星来到洛杉矶斯台普斯中心看他比赛 。
球迷们并不期待科比的谢幕之战发生什么奇迹 。因为近年来，科比因为伤病错过了很多场比赛 。
本赛季，湖人队表现不佳 。82场比赛中他们只赢下17场 。但是科比的最后一战出现了惊人的结果 。他拿下60分，包括比赛尾声时的那一记让湖人队领先的精彩投篮 。最终洛杉矶湖人队以101比96击败了犹他爵士队 。
赛后科比表示，“不敢相信，这简直太疯狂了 。我也没想到会发生这样的事情 。”
很多民众通过直播观看了这场比赛，一夜之间科比成为推特上最热门话题之一 。但因这场比赛是在加州举行，东海岸的人们没能收看比赛直播，只能在周四早上看新闻了 。
最终，金州勇士队创下了NBA单赛季胜场记录 。一举打破了20年前乔丹与芝加哥公牛队创下了72胜的记录 。
库里在周三晚的比赛中拿下了46分 。他投进10个三分球使本赛季三分球总数达到了402 。在正式的篮球比赛中，多数投篮都是两分 。但如果在距篮球架6.7米以外处投篮，就能得到额外的一分 。
科尔是勇士队的教练 。也曾效力过芝加哥公牛队 。他说，“我万万没想到这个记录有一天会被刷新 。”
慢着，如果你喜欢这个周三，那么这个令人兴奋的夜晚仅仅是个开始，接下来还有更多比赛 。NBA季后赛将于周六开始，季后赛会持续下去，直到6月份球队摘得总冠军 。