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Kobe Bryant misses Lakers shootaround, will be a game-time decision

February 14, 2011 | 11:35 am

Kobe_400 Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed Monday's shootaround with "aches and chills," a team spokesman said.

The spokesman said Bryant will be a "game-time" decision for Monday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Lakers have lost seven of their last nine games against the Bobcats.

It was such a telling stat that Bryant said on Sunday, after the Lakers lost to Orlando, that L.A. had not won in Charlotte in five years. The fact is that the Lakers last won in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb.11, 2008 -- a 106-97 victory. But the Lakers have lost four of their last five games in Charlotte.

Bryant didn't have one of his better shooting games against the Magic, making just eight of 18 shots, finishing with 17 points. But he appeared fine after the game.

-- Broderick Turner in Charlotte, N.C.

Photo: Kobe Bryant, right, sits with Andrew Bynum on the bench during Sunday's game in Orlando Magic. Credit: Kim Klement / US Presswire