SAN DIEGO -- Kobe Bryant is still bothered by a strained right foot so he stayed home, 60 miles north of the Lakers' exhibition game Thursday at Valley View Casino Center.
Dwight Howard, however, will play against the Sacramento Kings, his second game since back surgery last April.
Bryant was injured when he tripped over Kings forward Thomas Robinson on Sunday while cutting through the lane to receive a pass from Pau Gasol. Bryant stayed in the game but the foot ballooned on him overnight. He hasn't practiced since then and will miss his second exhibition game.