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Kobe Bryant a game-time decision Monday because of injured ankle

March 13, 2011 |  5:15 pm

Kobe-bryant_350 Kobe Bryant, who sprained his left ankle Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks, has been listed as a game-time decision for Monday night's game against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.

Bryant, who arrived late to the team's training facility in El Segundo, didn't practice Sunday, preferring to get treatment instead.

"We hope he'll be able to play," Jackson said.

Bryant declined to talk to the media.

Bryant had said after the injury occurred late in the third quarter that it was the scariest ankle sprain of his career.

If Bryant were to miss Monday night's game, he would have five days to rest the ankle. The Lakers don't play again until Friday night at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant grabs his left ankle after spraining it when he landed after jumping for a loose ball against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press


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