Bryant, Gasol return for Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant and forward Pau Gasol returned to the lineup after missing games due to injuries.

Both played in Friday's 103-100 loss against the Washington Wizards.

Bryant missed the previous two games with an ankle sprain and Gasol had sat out the last 20 with a foot problem.

Bryant had 21 points and 11 assists, but his potential tying 3-point shot at the buzzer hit off the rim. Gasol had just four points and eight rebounds.