The Los Angeles Lakers are receiving the best possible reinforcement to their lineup on Friday night as they are in San Antonio to battle the Spurs at AT&T Center. Kobe Bryant is back after missing seven games with a left shin injury, ready for the first of two straight Western Conference showdowns for the Lakers, who also host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
Bryant has missed 102 games in his 16 NBA seasons, playing in 91.9% of his possible games. Devin Ebanks started all seven games missed by Bryant, averaging 6.1 points in 25.3 minutes while shooting 43.2% from the field. Ebanks missed all six attempts from three-point range.
Here are the probable starting lineups for Friday night in San Antonio
Point Guard: Ramon Sessions
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
Small Forward: Metta World Peace
Power Forward: Pau Gasol
Center: Andrew Bynum
Point Guard: Tony Parker
Shooting Guard: Danny Green
Small Forward: Kawhi Leonard
Power Forward: Tim Duncan
Center: DeJuan Blair
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