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Kobe Bryant to play in Game 6… as if you expected otherwise

May 10, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

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Yes, Kobe Bryant was sick with a stomach virus all day that had him vomiting and staying in his hotel room, and running to the bathroom probably more than he wants to admit.

But of course he is playing in Game 6. What did you expect?

Here is the pregame quote from Mike Brown, via ESPNLA.com:

“Obviously we’ll watch it the best we can, but (Lakers trainer) Gary Vitti said there isn’t a minutes restriction or anything like that,” Lakers coach Mike Brown said before the game.

Kobe could keep down fluids and was going to get an IV before the game.

We’ll see how Kobe can play, but if he is slowed and it forces the Lakers to pound the ball inside to Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol more, that’s just good for the Lakers. That’s how they beat Denver. For the Nuggets, they still just want to run and wear Kobe and the Lakers down.

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