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Bryant sat 2 games to rest legs

Updated: April 11, 2010, 3:01 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant, the Lakers' self-proclaimed Bruce Willis, who detests missing games even more than he does missing shots, wants to return to the lineup Sunday at home against Portland after sitting out the last two games to rest his legs and alleviate swelling in his right knee.

"He's anticipating [playing]," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said after his team's practice Saturday. Bryant, who treated Saturday's practice like a typical off day by icing his knees ...

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