Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant suffered an injury to his finger during Friday night’s game with the San Antonio Spurs but returned to action before the final buzzer.
Bryant, who played in his final game against the Spurs, suffered a dislocated finger with just over two minutes on the clock but was able to pop it back into place and hopes to play in the next game against the Chicago Bulls.
The Lakers fell 119-113 to San Antonio, who clawed a game back on Golden State after their blowout loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, but Bryant led the scoring for Los Angeles with 25 points.
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He shot 10-of-25 from the field and picked up four points at the charity stripe from five attempts.
Having returned to action with just under two minutes remaining, Bryant nailed a pull-up jumper off an assist from Jordan Clarkson – his final bucket of the night.
He missed with a three-point shot - finishing just one-of-nine from deep - before being replaced by Nick Young with less than a minute to go.
The 37-year-old produced some vintage moments in his final appearance against the Spurs with some quality work in the paint and low post. He also provided a brilliant assist for Julius Randle in the second quarter – one of three on the night.
There was an emotional embrace between Bryant and coach Pop after the game and, following an x-ray that revealed there was no fracture to the finger, Mamba's retirement tour continues.