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              Eastern Conference  Eastern Conference's Dwyane Wade (3), of the Miami Heat, defends Western Conference's Kobe Bryant (24), of the Los Angeles Lakers, during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. The Western Conference won 152-149. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)   

Kobe Bryant suffers nasal fracture

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant suffered a nasal fracture during the Western Conference’s 152-149 win over the East on Sunday night, the team announced on its website.

Bryant was bloodied by a hard foul from Miami’s Dwyane Wade and stayed in the game, but he left to be evaluated afterward. A CT scan revealed a broken nose.

He was expected to be examined and re-evaluated by ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. John Rehm on Monday when he returns to Los Angeles. He didn’t attend the postgame media session Sunday.

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