The fifth-leading scorer in NBA history was hurt when he landed on Jones' foot with 4 seconds left after attempting a potential tying jumper in the Lakers' 96-92 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday night.
Bryant rolled on the ground and eventually left the court in anger and pain, furious about Jones' questionable tactics in sliding underneath him while Bryant hung in the air. Bryant tweeted about it, including a hashtag: "cleanupthegame."
The NBA later said video replay confirmed Bryant was fouled.
"After review at the league office, video replay confirmed that referees missed a foul call on Jones as he challenged Bryant's shot and did not give him the opportunity to land cleanly back on the floor," said the statement on the NBA's website. "Bryant should have been granted two free throws."
Bryant tweeted that his ankle was "still very swollen. Treatment all day." The Lakers had the day off Thursday in Indianapolis, the final stop on their three-game road trip.
In a game: *
At San Antonio, Tim Duncan went for 28 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs held off a late surge by the Dallas Mavericks for a 92-91 victory. Dirk Nowitzki had a double-double of his own, 21 points and 11 boards.