Sacramento, CA – There will be no scoring championship for Kobe Bryant.
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown said Thursday that the superstar will sit out the team's regular-season finale against Sacramento. The Lakers are already locked into the third seed in the Western Conference as Pacific Division champions and will begin the playoffs on Sunday.
Bryant missed seven games earlier this month with a shin injury, returning on April 20 against San Antonio. He also played 49 minutes in Sunday's double- overtime game against Oklahoma City.
In 58 games this season, Bryant averaged 27.86 points. He'll finish behind Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant in the scoring race. Durant wrapped up his regular season on Wednesday and finished with an average of 28.03 points.