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Lakers see positives despite preseason loss to Suns, 114-108
Lakers see positives despite preseason loss to Suns, 114-108

It seemed obvious the Lakers wanted to win their exhibition game against the Phoenix Suns and it also seemed obvious Kobe Bryant wanted to show the basketball world he is back and ready. The Lakers may have lost, 114-108, to the Suns in overtime Tuesday night at the Honda Center, but they played to win and Bryant played to help them win. Bryant returned to the game with 7:12 left in the fourth quarter, Carlos Boozer with 6:02 left in the fourth and center Jordan Hill with 43.3 seconds left in the fourth. "I'm always encouraged," Bryant said after he scored 27 points on 10-for-20 shooting. "We played well. We did a lot of great things. Defensively, we can really hold...

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