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

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

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

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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