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Preview: Kobe Bryant to face Dirk Nowitzki for final matchup

Preview: Kobe Bryant to face Dirk Nowitzki for final matchup

Kobe Bryant will play his final game against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday night at Staples Center.

The Lakers (9-37) have already lost twice to the Mavericks (25-21) this season.  Bryant will retire after the Lakers wrap the regular season in June, with playoffs all but out of reach.

Dallas is in sixth place, struggling a bit recently with a variety of injuries.  Zaza Pachulia (leg), Devin Harris (toe) and Jeremy Evans (shoulder) have all been hindered lately but may be available against the Lakers.

Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. is expected back from a sore knee.  Brandon Bass (foot) sat out practice on Monday but is likely to play as...

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