LeBron James has been suffering from a groin issue for sometime now and the injury has made a re-appearance in the Bubble for the Lakers star.
Lakers superstar LeBron James has been reported to have soreness in his right groin. He was reported to be suffering from the right groin soreness before Game 4 as well. One hopes that the extra 3 day break would be helpful in James’ recovery. His presence on the court is something that is unparalleled, especially with the kind of form he is in currently.
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LeBron James has been listed on the injury chart quite a few times. He missed a few seeding games due to his groin injury.
He has been suffering from his right groin injury since the start of August. The same injury had plagued him during his first season as a Laker too, forcing him to miss a large chunk of the season.
Is LeBron James playing tonight?
LeBron James has been listed ‘probable’ due to pain in his right groin. With Lillard out of the series, it will be interesting to see if Lakers risk LeBron for tonight’s game. Even if he does take the court, he could be on a minutes restriction.
Lakers Injury Report for Game 5 vs. Blazers:
Rajon Rondo (back spasms) is questionable; Kentavious Caldwll-Pope (sore right knee), Anthony Davis (back spasms) and LeBron James (sore right groin) are probable for Saturday’s game.
— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) August 29, 2020
LeBron James in series vs Blazers
LeBron James has been essential in Lakers winning 3 straight games to go up 3-1 against the Blazers.
The Lakers star has been averaging 24.7ppg, 11.3apg and 7.3rpg in this series. After having quiet first two games, scoring-wise, James exploded in games 3 and 4. He had 38-12-8 in Game 3 and 30-6-10 in Game 4.
With games happening every other day in the Bubble, Lakers would want to wrap up the series tonight in order to get some extra days rest before the Western conference semi-finals. The Thunder and Rockets are locked in at 2-2 and that series could very well go the distance.