Kobe Bryant didn’t attempt his first field goal in Game 4 on Saturday night until less than nine minutes remained in the first half. With his fellow Laker starters watching the fourth quarter of a lopsided 110-89 loss to the Thunder from the bench, Bryant returned to the locker room before the game ended to meet with his massage therapist. Was Bryant sending a message to coach Phil Jackson and teammates as he opted not to shoot much in the first half? Are the Lakers, more specifically Bryant and Jackson, on the same page? Jackson met with Bryant on Saturday afternoon to review tape of Bryant’s 2-of-10 fourth-quarter shooting performance in a Game 3 loss at the Ford Center. The Lakers’ legendary coach told Bryant three or four shots were dumped on him when teammates passed the ball late in the shot clock. But Jackson also told the 2008 MVP that he took two or three "hope” shots. "I call them hero shots,” Jackson said. "And they didn’t go in. He also had a couple of good looks. (Kevin) Durant had one good defensive stand against him when he blocked the shot. "He also took the ball the length of the court at the end of the game, which put that game back to two points with 12 seconds to go. But that was really the only chance he had to drive in that segment of the game. We’re trying to get more attack out of our game and out of Kobe. He’s an attack player.” Hampered by a broken index finger for several months and a sprained knee late in the season, Bryant evidently took the private film session with his coach as a message to get the ball down low to Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. LA Times columnist T.J. Simers wrote that Bryant had one of "his patented snits after being criticized for shooting too much.” Bryant attempted 76 shots the first three games of the first-round playoff series vs. Oklahoma City. In the lopsided Game 4 loss, Bryant was 5-of-10 from the field. He was 1-of-2 at the line after having zero free throw attempts in Game 3. "I was managing the game exactly how I wanted to,” Bryant said. "Unfortunately, it got away from us. By them getting out in transition and getting those buckets, I wasn’t able to do what I normally do at the end of the game and close games out.” Jackson was asked after Saturday’s loss whether Kobe attacked like they discussed in pre-game. "He was attacking,” Jackson said. "They were shutting him off with two or three guys.” Which Kobe will show up for Game 5 on Tuesday night at the Staples Center? Will it be the Kobe who scored 39 points in Game 2, including 15 in the fourth quarter, when he took over the game? Or will it be the Kobe who struggled in the fourth quarter of Game 3 and stopped shooting in Game 4? The answer could be the difference to which team wins the series.