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Kobe Bryant will play tonight against Denver

May 10, 2012|By Mike Bresnahan
  • Lakers guard Kobe Bryant listens to the national anthem before the start of Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Denver Nuggets on May 4.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant listens to the national anthem before the start… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

Kobe Bryant will play tonight in Game 6 against Denver after missing the morning shoot-around because of intestinal flu-like symptoms.

"He's holding down fluids and stuff like that," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said 90 minutes before tip-off. "He'll play."

The Lakers lead the first-round series against the Nuggets, 3-2.

Bryant averaged 31.2 points in the first five games of the playoffs, including a 43-point outburst in Game 5.

"They said there's no minute restriction," Brown said of Bryant. "Obviously we'll watch him as best we can."

If the Lakers win, they begin the next round Saturday at Oklahoma City. If they lose to Denver, there will be a Game 7 on Saturday at Staples Center.

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Kobe Bryant will play tonight against Denver

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