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Kobe Bryant will return to Lakers' lineup Tuesday night against Denver

Kobe Bryant will return to Lakers' lineup Tuesday night against Denver
Kobe Bryant sits on the bench watching game action against Oklahoma City on Saturday. (J. Pat Carter / Associated Press)

Kobe Bryant will play Tuesday night against Denver, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said.

Bryant is "definitely 100% ready to go," Scott said.

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He sat out the Lakers' 40-point loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday because of a sore shoulder.

It was the fourth game he missed for the Lakers this season. He sat out two others because of a sore back and a third so he could rest.

Despite playing better recently, Bryant is still last among 119 NBA qualifiers for shooting percentage, making only 33.9% of his attempts.

The Lakers (4-23) have lost seven consecutive road games and own the NBA's second-worst record.

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