Kobe on bench as Lakers top Nuggets
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP)
Bryant rejoined the Lakers after having a procedure on his knee performed overseas. He received an ovation when he walked on to the floor in sweats during warm-ups and sat on the bench during the game. Bryant, who is also recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, was not made available to the media but reported progress in an in-house television interview.
JaVale McGhee led Denver with 14 points.