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SACRAMENTO 96, LA LAKERS 91

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mike Bibby scored 16 points to help the
Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-91 in a preseason
game Tuesday night.

Kobe Bryant was at the game but did not play for the Lakers.
Bryant, who is recovering from knee surgery, practiced with the
team Friday and Saturday.

Kevin Martin had 14 points, Ronnie Price scored 11 and John
Salmons added 10 for the Kings. Bibby also had six rebounds and
three assists.

Kwame Brown, who had a sprained right shoulder, also did not
play for Los Angeles.

Ronny Turiaf led the Lakers with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Brian Cook had 12 points and nine rebounds, while Lamar Odom added
12 points for Los Angeles, which is 2-2 in the preseason.

Salmons' three-point play with 2:38 left gave the Kings a 92-89
lead.

The Lakers were coached by Kurt Rambis. Head coach Phil Jackson
will return for the regular season after having hip replacement
surgery.