Kobe Bryant, despite a questionable ankle, will be in the starting lineup tonight for the Lakers.

The Lakers guard suffered an ankle sprain against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday and was questionable.

But with Bryant in the lineup, Phil Jackson has faith that the ankle is better. Jackson had previously stated that Bryant was a game-time decision.

Bryant had to exit the game against Dallas in the third quarter.

The Lakers are trying to capture the second seed in the Western Conference. The win over the Spurs on Saturday cut the deficit to a half-game.

The Magic will try to contain Andrew Bynum, who has been a terror on the boards of late.

Bynum was a part of trade speculation with the Magic for star center Dwight Howard, who may opt to leave the Magic as a free agent.