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Kobe Bryant starts, scores 40 vs. Pacers

Updated: November 28, 2012, 2:10 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant started Tuesday and scored 40 points in the Lakers' 79-77 loss to the Indiana Pacers despite flu-like symptoms.

"He told me it's not going to bother him. ... He'll play, he'll play hard," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game.

Bryant, missed Tuesday morning's shootaround but still managed the 114th 40-point game of his career, which included a game-tying 3-pointer with 24.5 seconds to go. Bryant also had ...

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