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Kobe Bryant sits to see what young Lakers can do

Kobe Bryant sits to see what young Lakers can do

Fans clamored for Kobe Bryant in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, chanting his name authoritatively at Target Center, but Coach Byron Scott did not put the ever-aging star back into the game.

In the latest twist to a season filled with them, Bryant supported letting the young players finish the game.

“He said, ‘Coach, let 'em go. Let's see what they do,'” Scott said.

They managed quite a bit, actually.

It was a loss, like everything else this season, 123-122 in overtime to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but D'Angelo Russell had 23 points and Julius Randle had 20 points and 12 rebounds two days after they lost their starting jobs.

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