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Kobe Bryant to play despite injured finger; Joe Smith gets in a practice

December 18, 2010 |  2:24 pm

Kobe Bryant, who suffered a sprained right pinkie finger Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, said he will play Sunday against the Toronto Raptors despite the injury.

Bryant was injured in the first quarter of the game against the 76ers, but he continued to play.

Bryant told the media after practice Saturday that he was not going to "miss a game for a pinkie."

New Laker Joe Smith as able to get in his first practice Saturday.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said he might even play Smith Sunday against the Raptors.

-- Broderick Turner in Toronto