Kobe’s status in doubt tonight with a tummy ache

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will be a game-time decision for tonight’s game against Denver as he struggles with the effects of gastroenteritis.

Lakers play-by-play broadcaster John Ireland tweeted that for tonight’s game at the Nuggets.

Fox Sports.com reports that the Lakers said they will have a better idea about the five-time NBA champion’s conditionfor the game.

Bryant was said to be vomiting because of his bout with gastroenteritis or stomach flu. The illness usually is brought on by a virus or bacteria, with symptoms lingering for a day or two.

During the first five games of the series, Bryant has led the Lakers with an average of 31.2 points per game. He was the NBA’s second-leading scorer during the regular season when he averaged 27.9 points per game.

If the Lakers win tonight they would advance to the Western semifinals against Oklahoma City.

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