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Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Jordan Clarkson still questionable for Golden State game Sunday

Jordan Clarkson (strained tendon in left knee) and Kobe Bryant (sore right shoulder) both remain questionable for the Lakers' game Sunday against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.

Clarkson, who didn’t play Friday against Atlanta, practiced Saturday and told Lakers Coach Byron Scott that he’s ready to play against the Warriors.

Bryant, who also sat out against the Hawks, didn’t attend practice Saturday.

Scott said he wanted Clarkson to get more treatment after practice Saturday and then see how he looked before Sunday’s game before deciding if his second-year guard will play.

“He’s better,” Scott said. “He went through everything today and it wasn’t bad, looked pretty good. Said he feels great. I think he’s lying to me. But other than that, I like what I saw today a little bit better than what I saw yesterday.”

Bryant had been out six days resting his shoulder before he played Wednesday night at Denver.

But he didn’t play in the second half against the Nuggets because his shoulder became too painful.

Scott said he was going to call Bryant later Saturday to see how the 20-year veteran felt.

“This is one of those games, nationally televised, last time against the Warriors,” Scott said. “My gut would tell me that it’s probably 50/50. But I do want to talk to him today to see how he feels.” 

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