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Kobe Bryant could return Friday

Updated: December 1, 2013, 8:52 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, but the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged he could return Friday in Sacramento if he feels ready after a week of practices.

Los Angeles has no games between Sunday and Friday.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Bryant will use the three practice days to evaluate how he feels before determining whether he's ready to return from a ruptured Achilles tendon that's kept him out ...

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