Lakers' Bryant set for MRI on shoulder

New Orleans, LA ( - Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will have an MRI on his right shoulder on Thursday.

Bryant played through the injury in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, shooting 6-of-14 from the floor for 14 points over 30 minutes.

The 36-year-old guard was favoring the shoulder in the fourth quarter after throwing down a dunk and even hit a left-handed floater before exiting to the locker room.

"I've played with a torn labrum, so I'm not too concerned," Bryant said after the game.

Bryant has been in-and-out of the lineup for the past month. He is averaging 22.6 points per game but making just 37.2 percent of his shots. The 19-year veteran has never shot worse than 41.7 percent, and that came during his rookie season.

The Lakers next play in San Antonio on Friday.