Posted Oct 24, 2012 9:52 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are sitting out of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game against the Clippers, who are giving Chris Paul a rest on Wednesday night.
Bryant has a strained and bruised right foot, while Paul was hit accidentally by a teammate in practice.
Coach Mike Brown says he wanted to rest Howard, who was recovering from general soreness after his Lakers debut on Sunday.
Brown says Bryant won't play in San Diego against the Kings on Thursday night, when the Lakers conclude their preseason schedule. Bryant missed an exhibition game earlier this month to rest a sore right shoulder.
The Clippers wrap up their preseason schedule Thursday night at Denver, and coach Vinny Del Negro said Paul will play in that game. He said he wanted to rest Paul heading into back-to-back games.
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