Kobe Bryant Ruled Out For Sunday's Game Vs. Mavericks

This is the fifth game in a row that Bryant has missed with a bruised shin. The Lakers have 3-1 in his absence, though, protecting their one-game lead over the Clippers in the Pacific Division and maintaining their hold on the No. 3 playoff seed in the West.

For everything you need to know about these two teams, visit Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll, SB Nation Los Angeles, Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.

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