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Kobe Bryant questionable vs. Suns

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Phoenix Suns because of a sore right shoulder, according to head coach Byron Scott.

"Well, he came in today, and he got some treatment on it," Scott said Saturday at the team's practice facility. "He said it felt better. He'll be questionable for tomorrow. We'll see how he feels tomorrow.

"From yesterday to today, he said it felt a lot better. Now, what that means, I don't know yet. So we'll just have to wait until tomorrow to see exactly [how] he feels."

Scott said longtime Lakers trainer Gary Vitti and the rest of the medical staff have yet to express any concern over the long-term implications of Bryant's injury.

"Gary hasn't given me any concern that this is how it's going to be the rest of the season," Scott said. "I think this is just one of those things that the wear and tear of playing for 20 years and the surgery and things like that is probably taking a little bit of a toll on him. But other than that, Gary hasn't come to me and said anything at all."

Asked if he expected the medical staff to notify him if the injury were serious, Scott responded without hesitation.

"Oh, absolutely," Scott said. "Absolutely."

Bryant missed Friday night's 93-84 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers after feeling soreness in his shoulder following Los Angeles' win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Friday's victory marked the first time the Lakers have won without Bryant this season (they are 1-4 when he sits).

Bryant had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder last January, which forced him to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. This season, he first reported feeling soreness in that shoulder after dunking in a Dec. 17 loss to the Houston Rockets. He tore his rotator cuff on a dunk last season as well.

The 37-year-old Bryant, who plans to retire at the end of the season, is averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30.4 minutes per game this season.