Team spokesman John Black said Bryant participated in the whole
practice and moved "pretty well" on his severely sprained right
ankle. The Lakers guard told team officials he was about 75
"The key will be whether it swells up or how sore it gets
overnight," Black said.
He said the Lakers will decide Sunday if Bryant plays.
Bryant, the NBA's second-leading scorer with a 27.5 average,
injured the ankle in the first quarter of a 98-94 victory over
Cleveland on Jan. 13.
The eight-year veteran has missed 14 straight games and the
Lakers have lost four of their last five.
When he was placed on the injured list Jan. 15, it was expected
Bryant would be sidelined for three to six weeks.
The perennial All-Star guard worked out hard with the Lakers on
Tuesday, but said he was sore Wednesday.
Kobe Bryant practiced Saturday for the first time in four days and could play against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers said.