Kobe Bryant will miss Monday night's game against New Orleans because of a sore left shin.
Bryant also missed the Lakers' 125-105 loss Saturday against Phoenix because of the injury, which initially occurred March 31 when he got kicked in the shin while playing against New Orleans.
He played the next four games before sitting out Saturday.
The Hornets have the worst record in the Western Conference, but the Lakers have struggled in two victories over them this season.
The Lakers lead the Clippers by only half a game and complete a three-game trip Wednesday in San Antonio.
Bryant is averaging a league-high 28.1 points. Devin Ebanks scored 12 points after taking Bryant's spot in the starting lineup against Phoenix.