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Preview: Lakers at San Antonio Spurs
Preview: Lakers at San Antonio Spurs

Kobe Bryant will have his torn rotator cuff examined in Los Angeles on Friday, and the Lakers (12-31) are set to play the San Antonio Spurs (27-17) without him. In December, the Lakers beat the Spurs in San Antonio, 112-110, led by Nick Young with 29 points, along with 22 points and nine assists from Bryant. San Antonio fell to the Lakers without Kawhi Leonard (hand), who has since returned to play. For the Lakers, Tarik Black (ankle) is doubtful, while Julius Randle (knee) and Steve Nash (back) are out for the season. Key matchup Leonard is the reigning NBA Finals MVP -- at age 23. Since returning, he's averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds a game, in four appearances. The...

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