The three injured Lakers were examined by team doctor Steve
Lombardo before Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles
O'Neal has missed 10 games, including the contest against the
Clippers, with a strained right calf.
Bryant, on the injured list with a strained right shoulder, has missed four games. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Saturday night he doesn't believe Bryant will have any lingering effects from the injury.
"He has full range of motion, but just a little soreness when he moves it certain ways," Jackson
Malone, on the injured list for the first time in his NBA career, has missed 13 because of a sprained ligament in his right knee.
The Lakers also were without backup center Horace Grant, who
left the team to be with his ailing father in Georgia.