The question has hung over the series like the feel of seven Long Island Iced Teas the morning after: When is Kobe Bryant going to have a Kobe Bryant game?
He finally had it in Game 5. And he left the TD Garden -- and Boston -- with nothing to show for it.
Which begs the next question: Have we seen the Kobe Bryant yet that we all felt would be the difference in this series?
Or better: Where's that Kobe at?