Jose Calderon, not Kobe Bryant, was the best player on the Air Canada Centre floor on Sunday.

Though Bryant led his Los Angeles Lakers to victory with some clutch plays, Calderon scored a career-high 30 points (on 13-for-18 shooting) in a brilliant effort.

The outburst was not a shock to two big Calderon fans, who happen to play for the Lakers.

"I know he can do that. You're impressed when you don't expect a player to have games like that," Bryant said.

"I fully expect that from him. He's a great player, he's always been one of my favourite point guards. (It) wasn't surprising at all."