Sunday , Jan , 25 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Lakers’ Bryant returns in win over Jazz

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Guard Kobe Bryant and forward Rick Fox
were activated by the Los Angeles Lakers prior to their 93-86 win over the
Utah Jazz at the Delta Center.

Bryant, who had missed the previous six contests with a sprained right
shoulder, scored 21 points and handed out six assists in his return and helped
the Lakers end a nine-game road losing streak.

He suffered the injury in a game versus Cleveland on January 12 at the
Staples Center.

Bryant spent Friday in Colorado at a court hearing for his pending sexual
assault trial.

Fox, who had been on the injured list since opening day, did not see action
against the Jazz. The forward has been recovering from surgery to his torn
tendon in his left foot. The injury occurred in the first round of last
season’s playoffs.