Ailing Bryant plays against Dallas

Updated: January 13, 2010, 11:14 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks after severe back spasms caused him to sit out the entire fourth quarter of the Lakers 105-85 loss in San Antonio on Tuesday.

But Bryant wasn't 100 percent. He left toward the end of the first quarter, laid on the floor at the end of the bench and elevated his legs. He didn't play for the rest of the half.

Bryant returned in the second half and finished with 10 points in 35 minutes as the Lakers beat the Mavs ...

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