Sports in Brief
Los Angeles--After being given the game ball for his record-setting 81 point effort versus the Toronto Raptors, Kobe Bryant appeared briefly at the post-game press conference. "I only wish there were more than one game ball," said Bryant, nodding towards his teammates. Lamar Odom, one of those teammates, was quick to agree. "Yeah, then maybe we'd have gotten to touch it once in a while."