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Kobe Bryant’s 60, Warriors’ 73 wins and one epic NBA night

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Stephen Curry and the Warriors secure an NBA-record 73 wins Wednesday night while Kobe Bryant ends his career by scoring 60 points against the Jazz.Thearon W. Henderson, Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

Stephen Curry and the Warriors secure an NBA-record 73 wins Wednesday night while Kobe Bryant ends his career by scoring 60 points against the Jazz.

The last night of the 2015-16 NBA season will forever be known for two numbers: 73 and 60.

Two teams. Two sets of historic achievements that came together simultaneously on what’s already being called the greatest single night in league history.

While Kobe Bryant turned the clock back and dropped 60 on the Jazz in his final game in Los Angeles, five hours away, the Warriors captured their 73rd win, an NBA record, and Steph Curry hit his 402nd three-pointer, also an NBA record.

R. KELLY WATCHED KOBE BRYANT’S FINAL GAME ON SMALL TELEVISION AND THE INTERNET HAD A FIELD DAY

All of that happened basically at the same time, between 10:30 p.m. ET and into the early morning hours Thursday.

Every second of the crazy night was followed on social media. Here’s how it all unfolded.

The leader of the free world is checking in.

The Warriors were given top billing on ESPN, while Kobe was relegated to ESPN2, putting viewers in a bind before the games even started.

Kobe’s final game featured plenty of pomp. Virtually every step Bryant took in the run-up to his last game was chronicled on social media.

Another diamond ring for Kobe and his wife, Vanessa.

Even pre-game was a must-see event. For both games.

Almost game time. The Lakers and Jazz were set to tip off at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Warriors and Grizzlies started their game at the same time.

Kobe was honored by an A-list cast of Lakers legends and Hollywood stars. Natch.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, to honor the United States of America, please rise and remove your hats for the playing of our national anthem this evening by … Flea.

It didn’t take long for Steph Curry, gunning for the NBA three-point record, to get going.

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