NBA Western Conference
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant won't be back on the court for the Lakers this season.
The Lakers said Bryant was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that the injury that has kept Bryant out of the lineup still hasn't healed. Bryant is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin is nothing short of a lightning rod — for teammates, opposing players and referees. He also can play any kind of game required to keep the Los Angeles Clippers near the top of the Western Conference standings.