There were a lot of special things Kobe Bryant did as the Los Angeles Lakers finally reached .500, beating the Atlanta Hawks 99-98, but dunking on the face of Josh Smith after being hounded by him on the possession has to be the most memorable of the night.

Yes, there was the go-ahead layup that proved to be the winning game shot. In all, Bryant scored 34 points as he continues his amazing form in recent games, taking the Lakers to 30-30 on the season, which is still 2.5 games behind the Houston Rockets in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western conference.

Bryant is averaging 34.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists over his last five games, with the Lakers winning four of five, and Bryant finding his shooting again, making 50% of this three pointers and 56.9% of his field goal attempts.