LA Daily News
: "He definitely had something to prove," guard Smush Parker said of Bryant. "A five-game losing streak. The last two games the offense looked out of sync. He just wanted to let everybody know he's back and the Lakers are back."
"I just know that everything he put up was going in," Parker said. "It was just that kind of night for us, the whole team."
Jackson was asked how to reconcile that Bryant's two biggest scoring nights have resulted in the Lakers' two biggest wins this season. The Lakers beat Dallas by 22 on the night Bryant scored 62 and blasted Philadelphia by 26 on Friday.
"Those two were really by and large great exhibitions of play," Jackson said. "We just want that to continue. If we can ride this for a while, great."
Bryant, meanwhile, said he knew Jackson never had coached a team that suffered a six-game losing streak in 15 NBA seasons.
"I didn't want this to be the team that lost six in a row," Bryant said. "He's too good of a coach for that."