Kobe Bryant left the Lakers' 107-100 exhibition loss to the Sacramento Kings with a bruised left leg Tuesday night and did not return.
Bryant appeared to be kneed on a second-half drive to the basket and went to the locker room at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Lakers called his injury a left lower-leg contusion.
Bryant is returning to action after missing most of the last two seasons with knee and shoulder injuries. He finished with 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting Tuesday.
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As for the game, Marco Belinelli scored 17 points and Darren Collison added 16 points and seven assists to pace the Kings, now 4-1 in the preseason.
Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points for the Lakers (1-4).
Kings: Rajon Rondo had 11 points and six assists.
Lakers: Lou Williams scored 16 points off the bench.
Resting up: DeMarcus Cousins sat out in part because Sacramento coach George Karl wanted to remind his players not to rely too much on the All-Star center.
Up next: Sacramento faces New Orleans at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky -- Cousins' college town -- on Saturday. The Lakers face the Warriors in San Diego on Saturday.