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No surprise -- Kobe Bryant to play tonight

February 5, 2010 | 11:58 am

As expected, Kobe Bryant will play tonight against the Denver Nuggets.

"I think he wants to see his way through this game and see what it's going to be like," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said Friday morning.

Bryant initially sustained the sprain last Friday and aggravated it Wednesday after Lamar Odom stepped on his foot in a game against Charlotte.

Bryant walked through the defensive part of this morning's shoot-around but did not take part in the shooting part of it.

-- Mike Bresnahan