Very hard to beat an elite team when its best player had such a legendary performance. Big players love playing in the garden, now LeBron comes in and will have some fun as well. The NYK will always use this for recruiting purposes, it's a historic landmark.
Anyway props to Kobe, he is one of the best of all-time, even for those who hate him. Let's move on to the next game. Imagine if Kobe didn't have this crazy ass game, we could have won.