Kobe Bryant is leading the NBA in scoring with 26.9 points per game.

But Bryant believes his scoring will increase when Steve Nash returns from injury. Bryant is currently averaging 5.1 assists per game.

"I've been doing this my whole career, and some nights my teammates hit more shots and that adds up to more assists for me," Bryant said. "The games we win are when the whole team is making shots. Now, if our shots aren't going in, then I have to take more of the offensive load."

Nash will be reevaluated next week.

"I'll be scoring a lot more when Nash gets back," Bryant said. "I won't have to facilitate as much, and it will allow me to do what I do best — and that's put the ball in the hole."