Lakers' LeBron James doubtful vs. Bucks with ankle soreness

Lakers’ LeBron James uncertain vs. Bucks with ankle soreness

LeBron James is uncertain for Tuesday’s street recreation towards the Milwaukee Bucks due to soreness in his left ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers introduced Monday.

James has been coping with the ankle problem for months. The final recreation he missed due to it was, coincidentally, a Lakers win over Milwaukee on March 8.

L.A. began Spencer Dinwiddie in James’ place in that win over Milwaukee.

The 21-year veteran performed 38 minutes in L.A.’s 150-145 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, contributing 26 factors and 10 assists.

The Bucks recreation is the beginning of a six-game street journey for the Lakers, who’re No. 9 within the Western Convention with 11 video games left to play.

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, who missed the Indiana recreation with a non-COVID sickness, will not be on the damage report towards Milwaukee.

“We all know the place we’re proper now,” James stated after the Pacers recreation. “Simply proceed making an attempt to play some good basketball. That is a really testy street journey for us. It’s extremely uncommon — I can not bear in mind in my profession the place I’ve had such a late East Coast street journey, or vice versa once I was within the East going to the West so late within the season, in order that’s difficult.

“However we’re trying ahead to it.”

L.A. is at the moment 3 video games behind the Phoenix Suns for the No. 6 spot within the convention, which it might have to safe to keep away from the play-in event. The Lakers are 2.5 video games forward of the No. 10 seed Golden State Warriors.

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