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Lakers vs. Mavericks pregame: Kobe to play in season opener

The Lakers finally get the season started Tuesday night, hosting the Dallas Mavericks.

[Updated Oct. 30 5:35: Kobe Bryant announced on his Facebook page that he is “feeling good enough to play” and will be in the Lakers’ lineup tonight.

Earlier today, Bryant said he was “85%" sure he would play after missing more than a week with a bruised foot. Jodie Meeks was expected to be in the starting lineup had Bryant sat out tonight’s game.

The Mavericks will be without both Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman.

For a more detailed look at the game ahead, check out Preview: Lakers vs. Mavericks.

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