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Lakers Vs. Spurs Starting Lineups: Kobe Bryant Returns

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

Lakers (40-23)

Point Guard: Ramon Sessions

Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant

Small Forward: Metta World Peace

Power Forward: Pau Gasol

Center: Andrew Bynum

Spurs (45-16)

Point Guard: Tony Parker

Shooting Guard: Danny Green

Small Forward: Kawhi Leonard

Power Forward: Tim Duncan

Center: DeJuan Blair

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