Kobe Bryant was not going to let Sunday's embarrassment carry over any longer. For 48 hours he had to hear about how his team was soft and how he was pissing away his best chance to win a title. How a soft team, an inconsistent team can't win it all.
Tuesday night, he was sure to make his point and polish it off with an exclamation. Still, this Rockets squad missed a lot of the same shots they were making Sunday. Sure, a lot more were contested, but there were still plenty of wide open looks that just didn't fall. Don't be surprised if the make it a game tomorrow.
Also, think how close the Mavs are from being tied up in this series instead of facing elimination. Two stinking freethrows in three tries.