After last night's game, Kobe Bryant commented about many questions, "You know what, I feel pretty good," Bryant said after the game. "I played in spurts pretty well. It was an all-around great
I just have to wait until my rhythm gets back a little bit," Bryant said. "I feel that was the easiest 37 minutes I've ever played playing with some of these great players."
I'm just going with the flow. Once we really start rolling, my game's going to revolve around cutting, passing and cutting, not really doing too much with the basketball."
That is winning," Bryant said. "When it comes down to the stretch, you have to hustle and not give anybody any easy opportunities or looks at the basket. When you get the free throws, you've got to knock them down."
"I came in expecting the worst and when you expect the worst, everything usually turns out great," Bryant said. "I heard the cheers and I really appreciate that. I expected the worst, so to hear anybody cheer, it felt good.
"It felt great being out there playing and competing. I love playing so it felt good and get some competition. Playing on the road, you know how much I play on the road."
"Shaq and I, the chemistry on the court is going to be there, period," Bryant said. "We have played together for eight years and won three championships together and we know how to do it. With Gary, it flows really well, and Karl is such a great passer it is going to take me a minute to get used to how well he passes the ball
"I wasn't expecting to come out here and have a stellar game, you know what I mean," Bryant said. "I was going to come out and just play and try to help contribute where I can, just kind of go with the flow. It would be a little unrealistic for me to expect a huge game."
He said he felt "no pain at all" in his knee. He is, by his own guess, maybe two months from being himself again.
"It's a long season," Bryant said. "I keep my mind focused on winning that championship. It felt good to be out there playing, don't get me wrong, but I want to win another ring."