The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record. Jodie Meeks made two huge 3-pointers in the final minutes to finish with 19 points, lifting the Lakers past the Sacramento Kings 106-100 Friday night in what's expected to be their last game before Bryant returns. ''You know who he is, he's Kobe Bryant. But he's not going to be able to do it by himself,'' said Lakers center Jordan Hill, who had seven points and nine rebounds.



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