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Lakers consider resting Kobe Bryant after 108-101 loss to Sacramento
Lakers consider resting Kobe Bryant after 108-101 loss to Sacramento

They're starting to stack up now, too many in a row to be called a fluke. Kobe Bryant has stumbled in recent games, not showing much of anything positive since passing Michael Jordan for third on the all-time scoring list. What he showed Sunday against the Sacramento Kings were a lot of shots, a lot of misses and a lot of turnovers. Not surprisingly, the Lakers lost, 108-101, at the aptly named Sleep Train Arena. They were a bore to watch, throwing up a lot of one-on-one shots amid an offense in disarray. It forced Lakers Coach Byron Scott to ponder the once unthinkable — resting Bryant for a game. Equally imponderable: Bryant seems to be in agreement with it. ...

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