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Bryant sits out against Nuggets

Updated: April 9, 2010, 2:32 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DENVER -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday's 98-96 loss to the Nuggets. Sasha Vujacic started in his place.

Los Angeles head coach Phil Jackson, speaking before the game about Cleveland resting LeBron James, said that he would consider resting his star players down the stretch as well. The official reason for resting Bryant on Thursday was swelling in his right knee.

"That's been on and off all year," Jackson said about Bryant's right knee after the game. "That's just ...

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