Phil Jackson said he would be willing to play Kobe Bryant heavy minutes Thursday despite a sprained ankle.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Wednesday that he might up Kobe Bryant's workload in Game 6 against the New Orleans Hornets Thursday.
In Tuesday's Game 5, Bryant scored a team-high 19 points in 29 minutes, despite lingering soreness and swelling in his sprained left ankle.
Jackson said that he wouldn't be afraid to play Bryant heavy minutes in Thursday's potential close-out game.
"This is a game we'll go all out to win and if it's 40 minutes we'll do it," Jackson said. "We're certainly....