In an NBA basketball game on January 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 81 points, a total score second only to a 100-point performance by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. The data file [kobe] contains the sequence of his attempts, with 0 indicating a miss, 2 for a made regular basket, and 3 for a 3-point basket.
(a) Does it seem to you that Kobe had a hot hand in this game, or do these data resemble a sequence of independent events?
(b) Kobe missed five out of his last six shots. Earlier in the third quarter, he made seven in a row. Explain why this difference does not necessarily mean that he cooled off at the end of the game.

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