Kobe’s Ankle Still Injured

Bryant is expected to sit out tonight’s showdown against the Celtics (his fifth consecutive game out of action): “Kobe Bryant revealed today he’s more troubled by a strained tendon on the outside of his left ankle than by sprained ligaments. He said he was unsure whether he could play against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night at Staples Center. ‘Right now it’s a no,’ he said. ‘If I wake up tomorrow and I feel drastically different, then I’ll play, but I doubt it.”‘