Bryant will play in trip finale

TORONTO — Kobe Bryant had one of those electronic stimulation devices on his sprained right pinky when a group of beat reporters approached him after today’s practice. They jokingly asked if it was actually a lie-detector. Then they asked if Bryant, who was injured in the first quarter of the Lakers’ victory Friday at Philadelphia, would play Sunday against the Raptors. “You guys walked all the way over here to ask me that?” he asked, smiling to indicate he was having some fun with them. Bryant said he would indeed play. Sunday’s game in the finale of the Lakers’ six-game trip. They are 4-1 so far.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email