SACRAMENTO — Kobe Bryant is considered “probable” to play Saturday when the Lakers visit the Sacramento Kings, while Steve Nash is considered “questionable.”
Once the Lakers arrived here Friday afternoon, both Bryant and Nash spent part of the team’s day off receiving treatment for their respective injuries. Bryant has nursed both a bone spur in his left foot and a sprained left ankle, while Nash has a sore right hip.
Bryant played the whole game of the Lakers’ 113-103 loss Thursday to the Milwaukee Bucks, but he didn’t speak to reporters afterwards in favor of more treatment. He spent most of his time on the bench with his foot wrapped in ice. Meanwhile, Steve Nash sat out the rest of the game with 5:13 left in the third quarter. Although Nash returned from the locker room before the fourth quarter, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni abstained from playing him for precautionary reasons.
With the likelihood Bryant plays against the Kings, it’s also likely he will make history. Bryant remains five point shy from surpassing former Lakers center Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
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