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Kobe Bryant has strong outing in Lakers' exhibition win
Kobe Bryant has strong outing in Lakers' exhibition win

Despite the advancing age and recent injury history, it doesn't look as if Kobe Bryant will be a problem for the Lakers. He had 26 points, four rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes of the Lakers' 98-91 exhibition victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the strongest sign yet of his return from a lost season. He didn't shoot well, making seven of 22 attempts, but he drove the lane more in the Lakers' fifth exhibition game than the previous four combined. He also made a three-point basket with 6 minutes 25 seconds left in the second quarter, ending the Lakers' bizarre 13-quarter span without one. Happy days dropped into Staples Center again, even if it was...

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