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Kobe Bryant willing Lakers to win

The NBA's leading scorer has already faced a full season's worth of adversity

Updated: March 5, 2012, 2:37 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- When Kobe Bryant wasn't moonlighting as the Masked Mamba in the three Los Angeles Lakers wins since he suffered a nasal fracture, concussion and sore neck in the All-Star Game, it had been a pretty somber week full of, quite literally, dark days.

"The past whatever days, it's just been quiet, lights off, that sort of thing," Bryant said after scoring 33 points in the Lakers' 93-83 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. "It's just kind of letting it bring rest as much as possible. ...

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