In the fourth quarter of a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe.
Bryant received four stitches near his right eye after a collision with Dwyane Wade.
An injury came out for Bryant as he went for steal on the league's leading scorer during the final seconds of a one-possession game.
At the moment of impact the star-studded pair banged heads, Wade lost control of his dribble, allowing the ball to roll out to a wide-open Chris Quinn, who missed the potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.6 ticks left.
With Bryant on the bench,Wade scored seven points during an 18-10 run to start the second quarter to give Miami a 39-36 lead, and the Heat led 51-50 at halftime. Bryant shot 1-of-3 in scoring only five points in the half, but had six assists - all in the first quarter. Gasol was also held to five points, shooting 1-of-8.
Andrew Bynum scored a season-high 24 points, including a go-ahead follow shot with 18.5 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami.