NEWS ALERT: Bryant out of Lakers clash with Sacramento

LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — Kobe Bryant will miss the Los Angeles Lakers NBA clash against the Sacramento Kings tonight at STAPLES Center, team sources say.

The 34-year-old is out with a foot injury, as well as the flu.

Live TV Channel: Comcast SportsNet California (California) and Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Los Angeles).
Event: Sacramento at Los Angeles Lakers
When: 9:30 PM ET, Sunday, March 17, 2013
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

Bryant, who was listed day-to-day by the Lakers (35-32) after sustaining an ankle injury in the 96-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks last Wednesday night, has been forced to skip this game entirely.

He made a brief appearance in last game – leaving after just one quarter in Friday’s victory over the Indiana Pacers.

With Bryant out, reserves Steve Blake and Antawn Jamison are expected to get more minutes, while star center Dwight Howard will be called on to continue his scoring form.

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