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Kobe Bryant has flu, will be game-time decision vs Pacers

Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant missed shootaround with the flu and is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Pacers. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant has the flu and skipped shootaround on Tuesday morning, reports Kurt Hellin of NBC Sports. He'll be a game-time decision Tuesday evening against the Pacers.

Bryant has yet to miss a game this season; he leads the team in points (26.9) and assists (5.1) per game. Hellin says it's unlikely that Bryant would sit out the entire game:

He plays though just about everything and you can’t bet against him being out there after a day of rest and fluids. But if he does go then Mike D’Antoni might want to limit his minutes.
Shooting guard Jodie Meeks would likely start if Bryant could not.

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