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Knee limits Kobe in practice for Suns

Updated: May 18, 2010, 9:58 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant started Game 1 of the Western Conference finals after only practicing once in the past six days since the Los Angeles Lakers closed out the Utah Jazz in a sweep May 10.

Bryant limited his practice time to rest his twice-surgically repaired right knee, which limited him in the first round against Oklahoma City and caused him to sit out four of the Lakers' final five regular-season games.

His lack of practice, however, did not show as Bryant scored ...

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