Kobe Bryant (ankle) went through practice with the Lakers on Thursday and appears on track to play Friday.
Kobe didn't finish practice, but that was only to get some routine treatment on his sprained ankle after it "stiffened". Mike D'Antoni didn't seem worried, saying "he'll be ready" for Friday. Kobe's been sidelined since trying to fight his way through last Friday's game against the Pacers despite a "severe" sprain. The Lakers will also get Pau Gasol (foot) back after he missed six weeks. According to beat reporter Mike Trudell, Friday would be just the third time this season the Lakers have had Kobe, Gasol, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and Steve Blake in the lineup at the same time.