I have pointed this out before, but it bears repeating. Although it may appear that Mr. Childs got the "upper hand" here, subsequent analysis shows that the self-proclaimed Mamba was the true victor.
Did you happen to see what happened the next time these two met? It was on January 28th, 2001, and Kobe put up an incredible PERô score of 38 (on a respectable 12/27 shooting) to put Mr. Childs in his place. The Knicks may have won that game handily, but Kobe definitely slept well that night!