Kobe Bryant sprains right pinkie

Updated: December 18, 2010, 3:50 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was down to three healthy fingers on his shooting hand Friday in his Philadelphia homecoming but a fourth-quarter surge won it for the Lakers, 93-81.

X-rays taken after the game on Bryant's right pinkie finger came back negative and the injury is listed as a pinkie sprain, according to the team. Bryant suffered an avulsion fracture on a different joint of the same finger in February 2008 against New Jersey, which happened to be Pau Gasol's ...

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