Kobe Bryant plays Friday night

Updated: April 21, 2012, 12:01 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SAN ANTONIO -- After a seven-game, 13-day absence, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played Friday against the Spurs.

Bryant participated in the Lakers' shootaround Friday morning at AT&T Center without a brace or wrap covering his left shin. It was a left shin injury, tenosynovitis, that had kept him out of the lineup since April 7.

Lakers coach Mike Brown said there would be no restrictions on Bryant's minutes Friday.

"Obviously with who he is, the way he's played the game and ...

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