Kobe Bryant is making 50-point games look routine.
Bryant finished with exactly 50, becoming only the second NBA player to hit that mark in four straight games and leading Los Angeles to a 111-105 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
Bryant followed scoring totals of 65, 50 and 60 in his previous three games, all Lakers victories.
Only Wilt Chamberlain has exceeded that mark, scoring at least 50 points in seven consecutive games during the 1961-62 season.
Bryant calmly made all 16 free throws he attempted while the opposing crowd tried to rattle him with arm-waving taunts.