Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant missed the Lakers' game against
Sacramento on Friday night to be with his wife, who had an ectopic
Vanessa Bryant has undergone several tests the last two days and
Bryant was with her, the team said. He missed practice Thursday, a
team charity event that night and practice Friday.
Bryant will remain with his wife, and his status for the final
three games of the season is unknown, the team said. The Lakers
didn't qualify for the playoffs.
"He's doing the right thing being with his wife," Lakers coach
Frank Hamblen said.
The Bryants have a 2-year-old daughter.
The Lakers provided no details on Vanessa Bryant's condition.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants
outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. A small number
of women die each year in the United States because of ectopic
pregnancies, which can cause infertility.
With 6:03 remaining and the 76ers holding a 57-51 lead, the two
players got tangled up while going for a rebound. The officials called a double foul, but after the whistle Davis chased Dalembert
across the lane with his hands balled into fists.
No punches were thrown, although the two did shove each other briefly. Both players were then ejected.
Philadelphia won 90-86.
Redd, Milwaukee's leading scorer, played 24 minutes, scoring
eight points on 2-of-9 shooting before leaving the game early in
the third quarter.
Dupree had been on the IL since March 25 with back spasms. The
deep reserve is averaging 2.6 points in 43 games.
Ham was activated when Dupree went on the IL last month. He is
averaging 1.0 points in 47 games.
Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was included in this report.