Broken finger not stopping Bryant

December 13, 2009

The Lakers' Kobe Bryant suffered a broken finger on his shooting hand in Friday's win over the Timberwolves.

He wore a splint on his index finger in the second half of the Lakers' 11th straight victory. He hurt himself reaching for a pass late in the first quarter, and he played through it briefly before leaving in the second quarter to get X-rays. It's not his first avulsion fracture, in which a small piece of bone tears away near a ligament or tendon. Bryant started as the Lakers, an NBA-best 18-3 after playing 17 of their first 21 games at home, began a five-game trip Saturday in Utah.

Magic Johnson told the New York Post he believes LeBron James will leave Cleveland and sign with the Knicks in the summer.

Tribune wires

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