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Five memorable game-winning shots by Kobe Bryant

December 18, 2009

Lakers 107, Milwaukee 106 (OT)

* Dec. 16, 2009

Bryant takes the ball in the backcourt, backs down smaller Charlie Bell, and drills a 15-foot turnaround as time expires. He finishes with 39 points.

Lakers 108, Miami 107

* Dec. 4, 2009 (above)

Bryant makes an off-balance, 27-foot, three-point bank shot over Dwyane Wade while moving to his left. It's a playground-style shot at the buzzer. "I didn't think I was going to make that shot," Bryant said.

Lakers 99, Phoenix 98 (OT)

* April 30, 2006

(first round of playoffs)

After making a high-arcing layup over Boris Diaw with 0.7 seconds left in regulation to force OT, Bryant dribbles across court and elevates over Diaw and Raja Bell for a 17-footer to beat the buzzer.

Lakers 99, Cleveland 98

* Jan. 12, 2006

Bryant drills a tiebreaking, fadeaway 20-foot jumper with LeBron James guarding him with 8.6 seconds to play. James then misses a 15-footer with Bryant guarding him as time expires.

Lakers 105, Portland 104 (2 OT)

* April 14, 2004

After a circus three-pointer to tie in regulation, Bryant takes an inbounds pass just left of the top of the arc, turns and makes a jumper over Theo Ratliff's fingertips at the buzzer, giving the Lakers the division title.

Source: L.A. Times

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