GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer

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April 3, 2013
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Kobe’s triple-double pushes Lakers past Mavericks

LOS ANGELES — While the Los Angeles Lakers retired Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey at halftime, Kobe Bryant stayed in the locker room. Kobe meant no offense to Shaq, his longtime teammate and former rival. He’s just busy doing everything and playing nearly every minute to keep the Lakers in the playoff race. Bryant had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 19th career triple-double, and the Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 101-81 Tuesday night in a key game for the two teams struggling to get into the Western Conference postseason picture. With former coach Phil Jackson in attendance for …

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