Kobe rests, as Thunder apply pressure to defending champs

Two days of pure rest agreed with Kobe Bryant, who watched intently while the Los Angeles Lakers finished up practice in the midst of a playoff series that's a whole lot less relaxing than the defending champions hoped.
It's the rest Bryant took in Game 4 against Oklahoma City -
where he didn't take a shot until the second quarter and scored
just 12 points - that has left Los Angeles uneasy.
Is Kobe hurt more than he's letting on? Was his passiveness
meant to send a message to his teammates, as he's apparently done
in the past? Or was he simply not feeling it against the
eighth-seeded Thunder's aggressive defense and youthful enthusiasm?
Bryant says he's feeling just fine, but nobody will be certain
until Game 5 Tuesday night.


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