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Preview: Kobe Bryant's final appearance in San Antonio vs. Spurs

Preview: Kobe Bryant's final appearance in San Antonio vs. Spurs

The Lakers (11-41) have struggled for most of the season, but have been perfect through the early days of February with two straight wins. On Saturday, they'll visit the San Antonio Spurs (41-8), who have won all of their 27 homes games this season.

Kobe Bryant is expected to make his final career appearance in San Antonio, but he won't get the chance to face longtime rival Tim Duncan, who is out with a knee injury.

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (groin) is also out. The Lakers will be without Larry Nance Jr. (knee).

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