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Jackson not counting on Bryant to play vs. Jazz


Posted Feb 10 2010 3:29PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he's not expecting Kobe Bryant to play Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz.

Jackson said after Wednesday's shoot-around that it's not looking good for Bryant to return to the lineup when the Lakers play the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Officially, Bryant is still listed as questionable with a sore left ankle.

He has missed the last two games.

Bryant's status for Sunday's All-Star game is also still uncertain.

Jackson says the Lakers will also probably be without Andrew Bynum, who has a bruised right hip.

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