Kobe Bryant has sprained wrist

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers could be short-handed when they look for payback against the Los Angeles Clippers in both teams' preseason finale on Wednesday.

Kobe Bryant has a sprained right wrist from falling down in the second half of the Lakers 114-95 loss to the Clippers on Monday. He is expected to play on Wednesday, however.

"He practiced," said coach Mike Brown. "He went through the contact part of practice and then, eventually I just had him sit down. I think he's fine."

Devin Ebanks did not practice and instead underwent a MRI to evaluate his sore right foot. The MRI came back negative and the second-year forward, who is in the middle of a positional battle with Matt Barnes to determine who will start come Christmas Day, is listed as day to day.

"I got to see how significant that injury is, but I was going to start Devin at the small forward spot tomorrow," Brown said. "If he can't go, I'll probably start Matt."

The Lakers could also be thin at point guard as Steve Blake has a sore right knee from bumping into Chris Paul on Monday and Brown has not decided whether he will hold out Derek Fisher from the lineup again or not.

"There's a chance I might play him (Wednesday)," Brown said of Fisher. "I put him out on the floor for some contact stuff (Tuesday) for the first time, so I might throw him out there (Wednesday) for a little bit based on how he feels after shootaround."

Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.