Two Los Angeles Lakers stars, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, are reported to be able to strengthen their team again in the NBA home game against the New Orleans Pelicans, today, Saturday (2/4) WIB.
Davis has been out of the Lakers since February 16 with a strain in his right foot, while James has been sidelined for the last two games with a sprained left ankle.
According to a columnist for The Athletic Shams Charania, Friday (1/4), Davis had planned to take the floor earlier than expected due to the situation where the Lakers were getting more desperate in the competition for a playoff ticket.
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Meanwhile, Yahoo Sports columnist Chris Haynes reported midway through the Lakers’ away game at the Utah Jazz that James would also try to play against the Pelicans.
The presence of these two stars is clearly an injection of energy and confidence for the Lakers, who lost 109-122 at the Jazz headquarters.
The defeat meant that the Lakers had to move out of the play-in tournament zone in the Western Conference standings and are now in 11th place behind the San Antonio Spurs.
Both teams have a 31-45 win-loss record and draw 2-2 head-to-head, but the Lakers’ record against Western Conference teams is only 16-30 or trailing the Spurs 21-25.
The Lakers, who have lost four in a row and won just four of their last 10 games, will be hoping the return of Davis and James can push them past the Spurs or the Charlotte Hornets (33-43) who are ninth in the regular season with six games to go. . (Ant/OL-1)