• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf

Kobe Bryant out vs. Kings Sunday night, Gasol return pushed back

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

After having to leave the game vs. the Pacers at the half, Lakers G Kobe Bryant won't even be giving it a go vs. the Kings and will sit out Sunday night.

It's a sign of the severity of the injury he suffered that it's kept him out more than a game. Bryant notoriously plays through any and all pain. But considering the Lakers are playing their best basketball, and with the Kings a much weaker team than the Pacers -- a team the Lakers handled on Friday -- it's acceptable for him to sit.

Meanwhile, Pau Gasol's return has been pushed back from Monday to Friday after a setback with his foot. That still gives the Lakers plenty of time to get the entire team back to full health before the playoffs begin in a month's time.

Bryant is averaging 27 points on 47 percent shooting this season with five rebounds and five assists this season. He was injured on what he felt was a dirty play from Dahntay Jones.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

January 23, 2015
Trade or hold? (2:26)
January 23, 2015
Kobe Bryant out for season
(2:16)
January 23, 2015
NBA All-Star snubs
(4:11)
January 23, 2015
Golden State Warriors turn it around
(4:47)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop