Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant left Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans with a sore right Achilles and did not return. He played 16 minutes, scoring seven points on 3-of-9 shooting before exiting.
Bryant, who is playing in his final NBA season, has also been dealing with a sore right shoulder, which kept him out for three games earlier this month.
The 19-year veteran has averaged 17.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.
- Kenny Ducey