Sports Briefs April 13, 2010
Kobe Bryant won't play in the Los Angeles Lakers' last two regular season games against Sacramento and the Clippers.
Team spokesman John Black said Monday that Bryant would rest the broken bone in his index finger on his right shooting hand. He sat out games last week at Denver and Minnesota to rest his finger, along with a swollen right knee and a sprained ankle.
Bryant scored 20 points in a 91-88 loss to Portland on Sunday, and said afterward he planned to play the last two games.
Coach Phil Jackson says he received a text from Bryant later that evening saying he probably shouldn't play. The defending champion Lakers are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
Knicks 114, Wizards 103: Danilo Gallinari scored all of his 24 points in the second half and New York rallied over Washington.
Hawks 104, Bucks 96: Joe Johnson scored 31 points to help visiting Atlanta beat Milwaukee.
Raptors 111, Pistons 97: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Andrea Bargnani had 33 points and Toronto beat Detroit.
Magic 118, Pacers 98: At Indianapolis, Vince Carter scored 21 points to help Orlando over Indiana.
Heat 107, 76ers 105: Dwyane Wade scored 30 points to help lift visiting Miami over Philadelphia.
Bobcats 105, Nets 95: At East Rutherford, N.J., Stephen Jackson had 17 points and nine rebounds and Charlotte beat New Jersey.
Spurs 133, Timberwolves 111: Keith Bogans scored 17 points and host San Antonio beat Minnesota.
Nuggets 123, Grizzlies 101: J.R. Smith scored 26 points and host Denver broke out of its offensive funk with a win over Memphis.
Rockets 117, Kings 107: Kevin Martin scored 39 points to help Sacramento past Houston.
Trail Blazers 103, Thunder 95: Marcus Camby scored a season-high 30 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and host Portland beat Oklahoma City.
Mavericks 117, Clippers 94: Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and Dallas beat Los Angeles.
Seattle Seahawks starting linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested for investigation of domestic violence in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah over the weekend, just days after reaching a plea deal on a marijuana charge in Georgia.
Issaquah police officers responded to a complaint of a domestic dispute late Saturday night at the Hill residence.
• Sam Bradford, Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy are among 16 players who have accepted invitations to the NFL draft in New York.
The Oklahoma quarterback and the defensive tackles from Nebraska and Oklahoma are projected to be the top three picks on April 22.
With the draft extended to three days, the first two in prime time, the NFL has increased the number of player invitations. Also accepting are running backs C.J. Spiller of California and Jahvid Best of Cal; cornerbacks Joe Haden of Florida and Brandon Ghee of Wake Forest; offensive tackles Russell Okung of Oklahoma State, Bryan Bulaga of Iowa and Trent Williams of Oklahoma; defensive tackles Lamarr Houston of Texas, Jared Odrick of Penn State and Dan Williams of Tennessee; defensive end Derrick Morgan of Georgia Tech; receiver Demaryius Thomas of Georgia Tech and safety Eric Berry of Tennessee.
Tom Watson received a special exemption Monday to play in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where he won his only U.S. Open in 1982 with a memorable chip-in to beat Jack Nicklaus. He tied for 18th at the Masters this past weekend.
- The Associated Press