I don't think he would have got to 81 had he played the rest of the game.
His legs were shot and wasn't moving very well to start the fourth quarter. He might have reached 70 but not even sure he would have got that.
This. People forget how good Kobe was when he got that 80. He was scoring 50-60 points himself in his prime more times than everyone in the NBA combined has done it in the past few seasons.