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Kobe Bryant to play at Portland, but may sit out back-to-back game against Indiana

After Kobe Bryant participated in about 75% of the Lakers’ practice Friday that included him playing in the scrimmage, Coach Byron Scott said his star will play Saturday night at Portland. Then he’ll decided whether Bryant plays Sunday against Indiana at Staples Center.

The Lakers and Bryant haven’t played since being blown out by the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.

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Byron Scott hasn't considered reducing Kobe Bryant's minutes

Kobe Bryant struggled through one of the worst outings of his career on Tuesday night, when he missed 13 of 14 shots and scored only four points in a 111-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Coach Byron Scott gave Bryant the day off Wednesday when the rest of the team practiced, but said he has not considered reducing Bryant's minutes or role on the floor.

"I have not considered that yet.

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Warriors beat Lakers, 111-77, for NBA record 16th consecutive win to open season

The Golden State Warriors became the first team in NBA history to win their first 16 games of the season with a 111-77 blowout of the Lakers on Tuesday night.

The Lakers managed just 11 points in the opening quarter, falling behind by 19 after 12 minutes. Though the Lakers did manage to win the second period (27-24), the Warriors' lead was never in danger.

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Kobe Bryant on Lakers beating Warriors: 'I've seen stranger things happen'

Can the 2-11 Lakers beat the 15-0 Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night?

"I've seen stranger things happen," said Kobe Bryant after the Lakers' Sunday night loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. "We've been playing like [a bad team], we might go up there and play like gangbusters. You never know."

With a win in Oakland, the Warriors can set the record for best start in NBA history.

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Lakers hope to spoil Golden State Warriors' quest for NBA's best start ever

On Tuesday, the Lakers (2-11) have the opportunity to scuttle the Golden State Warriors' quest to set the NBA's record for the best start in league history at 16-0.

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Lakers Coach Byron Scott upset with team's play

After practice Monday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott sat in a chair while he addressed the media, doing so because he was still weary after watching video late Sunday night of his team's poor performance in the loss against Portland earlier that night.

The video made Scott move beyond challenging this team to play better. He now was threatening to take minutes away from his young team.

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