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Lakers vs. Mavericks pregame: Kobe to play in season opener

Kobe Bryant announced on his Facebook page that he is "feeling good enough to play" and will be in the Lakers' lineup tonight.

October 30, 2012|By Eric Pincus
  • Kobe Bryant says he is 85% sure he will play in the Lakers' season opener.
Kobe Bryant says he is 85% sure he will play in the Lakers' season opener. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images )

The Lakers finally get the season started Tuesday night, hosting the Dallas Mavericks.

[Updated Oct. 30 5:35: Kobe Bryant announced on his Facebook page that he is "feeling good enough to play" and will be in the Lakers' lineup tonight.

Earlier today, Bryant said he was "85%" sure he would play after missing more than a week with a bruised foot. Jodie Meeks was expected to be in the starting lineup had Bryant sat out tonight's game.

The Mavericks will be without both Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman.

For a more detailed look at the game ahead, check out Preview: Lakers vs. Mavericks.

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You can email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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