63 is better because vs Celtics and playoffs.
Doesn't mean Kobe's 81 isn't amongst the greatest individual scoring performances ever. Just because it's against a bad defensive team doesn't mean scoring 81 isn't impressive. Shouldn't call him a ballhog based on this game because you don't score that many without taking a good amount of shots. Not to mention his team was losing for most of the game and he just wanted to take over because he did play with one of the worst supporting casts of all time.