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Kobe to skip Lakers' game in Portland on Monday

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant will skip the Los Angeles Lakers' game in Portland on Monday to rest.
    
Coach Byron Scott made the announcement before the Lakers' home game against Indiana on Sunday night.
    
The Lakers are trying to preserve the health of their 36-year-old superstar, who is in his 19th NBA season. Bryant skipped three straight games last month after feeling worn down.
    
The Lakers' brief trip to Portland is in the middle of three games in four nights for the Lakers. Scott says Bryant won't even make the trip.
    
Bryant recently became the third-leading scorer in NBA history. He is fourth in the league this season with 23.8 points per game.
    
Bryant played just six games in the previous 18 months before this season, recovering from two major injuries.

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