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A quick hit from Lakers practice

November 16, 2009 |  2:29 pm

I'll have a more detailed practice report soon, but for now, a couple of points that address what I imagine is occupying the most space inside the average Lakers fan's mind:

1) Kobe Bryant took part in practice and, during the moments the media were allowed to watch, looked considerably more comfortable than during last night's game against Houston.  The treatment for his strained right groin was ramped up last night and he's responding better.

2) Pau Gasol was a limited participant in both half and full court scrimmages and felt pretty good afterward.  Suiting up tomorrow against Detroit is likely not an option, but Gasol and Phil Jackson both felt Thursday's matchup with the Bulls could be in the cards.  Given how slow El Spaniard's hamstring has recovered, the optimism was more guarded than gushing.  But Pau looked reasonably confident expressing hope.

More to come later.