Russell might need another day or two to recover from his ankle injury, Lakers Coach
"I totally forgot that he had mentioned that the last game to me in the fourth quarter, that he felt he strained it a little bit but he was OK," Scott said Sunday. "It didn't even cross my mind today until … [trainer] Gary Vitti texted me earlier this afternoon to let me know that he wasn't going to be able to play."
Bryant scored 19 points Friday in the Lakers' 117-113 loss to Oklahoma City. He went scoreless in four minutes of the fourth quarter.
"He just shrugged and said, 'I'm OK' and he finished out the game," Scott said.