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As Kobe Bryant sits again, Lakers are routed by Bulls
As Kobe Bryant sits again, Lakers are routed by Bulls

A funny thing happened on the way to Kobe versus Pau. Kobe Bryant didn't show up. He sat out the Lakers' game on Christmas Day because he needed more rest. "Old age" was the main reason, Bryant said before the Lakers' 113-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls. "My knees are sore at this stage of the season. My Achilles are sore, both of them. Metatarsals are tight. Back's tight. I just need to kind of hit the reset button." The Lakers could use a do-over on the fourth quarter at United Center. They trailed by only six points through three quarters but then got bludgeoned on the boards. And, yes, they missed Bryant despite his 37% shooting this...

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