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Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot and it had been "bothering him for a while," according to a team spokesman. The injury is not related to the sprained left ankle he suffered earlier this month against the Atlanta Hawks.He left the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Thursday night with the aid of a crutch but told ESPNLosAngeles.com late Friday night that he's been able to walk without a crutch after receiving treatment most of the day.
The Lakers are listing Bryant as probable for Saturday's game. Point guard Steve Nash is listed as questionable after leaving Thursday's game in the third quarter because of a right hip spasm.
Nash said he suffered the injury Monday in the Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors. He played through it Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and still experienced discomfort."It actually happened at Golden State and my hamstrings really tightened up, and then in Minnesota I was compensating for the hamstrings and got my hip spasming," Nash said. Lakers trainer Gary Vitti wanted to hold Nash out of the lineup against the Bucks, but the 17-year veteran decided to play. "Obviously, I was suffering a little bit in the second half, but I wanted to keep playing," said Nash, who went to the locker room to receive treatment from Vitti and Lakers physical therapist Dr. Judy Seto after turning the ball over three times in seven minutes in the third quarter. "I wanted to keep playing, but I think Mike (D'Antoni) and Gary just thought, 'Let's not risk doing something that could cause long-term damage,'" Nash said.