Will Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James play tonight against the Pacers after getting a rest against their loss at Rockets two nights ago?
LeBron James has been struggling with a right groin injury and missed Lakers’ previous game vs the Rockets.
The Lakers already clinched the top seed in the western conference with a victory against the Jazz in their third league game. Hence, head coach Frank Vogel was expected to rest his top stars during the remaining seeding games, so as to keep them healthy and fresh for the playoff fames
Is LeBron James playing tonight?
The 4-time MVP winner is expected to play tonight against the Pacers, according to the new injury report released by the Lakers.
LeBron James would have recuperated from that groin injury and the Lakers now feel that he is ready to get back into the swing of things in the Bubble.
The Lakers currently have a 2-3 record in the bubble and would love to enter the playoffs with a few wins under their belt.
LeBron’s shooting has been pretty lacklustre in the bubble and the ‘King’ would definitely like to get back on track with the playoffs in sight. The 3-time NBA champion is leading the league in assists this season for the first time in his storied career.
Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James (groin) and Anthony Davis (ankle) will play today against the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 8, 2020
The Lakers don’t have anything to play for after locking up the top seed but they look woefully out of rhythm, especially on the offensive front.
And that could be a major reason for LeBron playing tonight.
Injury update on Anthony Davis
Lakers big man Anthony Davis will reportedly play against the Pacers tonight. The former Pelicans star has been one of the shining light for the Lakers in the bubble so far.
The all-star lit up the league with a stupendous performances against the Jazz and Clippers and is due a rest but he won’t be getting it tonight.
Alex Caruso may miss the clash tonight with muscle spasms in his neck. The former G-League star has stepped up to the challenge and has been a great presence for the Lakers on the defensive end.
Fans worldwide will expect a better performance from the Lakers tonight as they look to amp up their preparations for the playoffs. The Lakers were the odds-on favorite to win the title this season. However, with Rondo and Bradley out and their worst shooting woes in the season so far, several fans and critics have started to question LeBron James and co.