(Sporting Alert) — Kobe Bryant will start again for the Los Angeles Lakers when they take on the Phoenix Suns at STAPLES Center on Tuesday night.
Bryant return from a torn Achilles tendon to feature in the LA Lakers 106-94 defeat to the Toronto Raptors at the weekend and he he hoping to improve on the nine points and eight rebounds performance.
The LA Lakers will also start with Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Shawne Williams and Pau Gasol, which means Bryant will be playing as a small forward.
Also on the NBA schedule for Tuesday night are two-time defending champions the Miami Heat, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics will take on the Brooklyn Nets, while the Heat take on the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers say star guard Danny Granger will not play against the Heat, but it is understood that he could be back for the game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.
Tuesday, December 10 – NBA Schedule
MATCHUP TIME (ET) TV
New York at Cleveland 7:00 PM MSG, FSOH
Miami at Indiana 7:00 PM SUN, FSMW, NBATV
San Antonio at Toronto 7:00 PM FSSW
Oklahoma City at Atlanta 7:30 PM FSOK, TSOH
Boston at Brooklyn 7:30 PM CSNN
Milwaukee at Chicago 8:00 PM FSWI, CSNC
Phoenix at LA Lakers 10:30 PM FSAZ, TWC SN
Minnesota at Detroit 7:30 PM FSN, FSDE+