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Bryant doubtful for Thursday's game

February 17, 2010 |  1:25 pm

It sure didn't sound like Kobe Bryant would play Thursday against Boston.

"Right now it's a no," he said Wednesday. "If I wake up tomorrow and I feel drastically different, then I'll play, but I doubt it."

Bryant said the sprain in his left ankle wasn't the problem any longer. It was a sore peroneal tendon in the outside part of his lower left leg.

The Lakers have gone 4-0 in Bryant's absence, though they struggled Tuesday in a 104-94 victory over Golden State. If Bryant sits out Thursday's game, the Lakers don't play again until Tuesday in Memphis.

--MIke Bresnahan