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ICYMI: Kobe's preseason clunker

Kobe Bryant made his long-awaited return to action Sunday night in a preseason game against the Jazz. His first shot wasn't so smooth -- it hit the top of the backboard.

Kobe scores five points in return to court (0:46)
Kobe returns to the court (0:15)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Final from Lakers' preseason opener here in Hawaii: Jazz 90, Lakers 71. Kobe Bryant scores 5 points on 1-5 shooting in 12 minutes, his first action in nearly nine months.

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Kobe returns, scores 5 in brief preseason outing

Kobe Bryant finished with five points on 1-of-5 shooting in 12 minutes of the Lakers' preseason opener, his first game since tearing the rotator cuff in his right shoulder in January.

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Lakers starting five vs Jazz, according to coach Byron Scott: D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle, Roy Hibbert.

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Lakers getting warmed up for their preseason opener vs. the Utah Jazz here in Hawaii.

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Mentoring Mamba shares what he knows

While a generational divide no doubt exists between Kobe and a fledgling trio the Lakers hope will be their future core, he aims to bridge the gap.

Kobe Bryant: 'I'm definitely playing'

Lakers coach Byron Scott said earlier this week that he wasn't sure if Kobe Bryant would play in the team's preseason opener, but the superstar has other ideas. "I feel great," Bryant said. "It's just getting the sea legs under me. Getting up and down. ... I'm feeling in great shape. I feel strong, feel healthy."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers open preseason play Sunday again Utah. "I'm definitely playing," Kobe Bryant says.

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Lakers' last scheduled two-a-day of practice during training camp. Marcelo Huertas (hamstring) and Larry Nance Jr (back spasms) sidelined today and Nance is questionable for Sunday's game vs. Utah, the Lakers say. Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace are practicing today.

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Lakers open preseason Sunday vs. Utah. Will Kobe Bryant play? "We'll see," says Lakers coach Byron Scott. Bryant had previously said that he expects to play but only in limited minutes.

D'Angelo Russell bothered by bone bruise

The rookie limped off the court after a Lakers scrimmage Thursday. "It's like when I stop, it tightens up. It's just a bruise. It's all good. We'll figure out some different ways around it."

Russell hurt at Lakers camp

No. 2 overall pick D'Angelo Russell limped off at practice with a bone bruise in his right foot, but he downplayed the injury, saying, "It's just a bruise. It's all good."

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D'Angelo Russell limps off with bone bruise

Lakers coach Byron Scott said they would monitor Russell to see if he could participate in Thursday's second practice of the day.

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How high did Jordan Clarkson rise?

The Lakers point guard was slotted near the bottom in our NBA player rankings a year ago as a raw, second-round draftee. But, look at him now in this latest release of this year's players Nos. 131-140. #NBArank: Day Seven

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Julius Randle gaining with this pain

After breaking his leg in last season's opener, the Lakers' forward is getting a feel for going full speed again in training camp.

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Kobe scrimmaging before Lakers wrap up first of two practices here in Hawaii today.

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Where does Julius Randle rank?

Randle's place in our rankings of NBA players didn't change much after his rookie season consisted of 14 minutes. He's still in the group listed here, Nos. 141-160. #NBArank: Day Six

Russell requests locker next to Kobe

Lakers rookie PG D'Angelo Russell is hoping to speed up any adjustment with Kobe Bryant -- by having the adjacent locker: "I don't know how much longer he's going to be around. So to have the opportunity to pick his brain a little bit every day, I don't have to make it weird by walking to his locker. I'll just look to my right and there he is."

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.519th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.921st
Points Allowed105.329th

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