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The Los Angeles Lakers will likely be with out star ahead LeBron James tonight in Salt Lake Metropolis, whom the crew mentioned will miss the sport.
Per Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, the crew had talked about resting James for one sport of back-to-back units for upkeep functions. James performed final evening towards the Washington Wizards, ending with 23 factors, seven rebounds and 14 assists in a 124-106 win.
LeBron James is out for tonight’s sport at Utah.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 27, 2019
The crew has talked about that they’d contemplate sitting James for 1 sport of back-to-backs for upkeep functions, and as he performed at residence final evening, he’s out tonight in Utah. https://t.co/Z5WX8sMj5n
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 27, 2019
James had performed within the Lakers’ final three video games, averaging 25.7 factors, 7.three rebounds and 9 assists throughout that span as L.A. went 2-1. Nonetheless, James has additionally missed two of the Lakers’ final six video games. He missed final Tuesday’s highway sport towards the Milwaukee Bucks due to a sore proper groin and didn’t play on March 15 towards the Detroit Pistons for load administration causes.
The Lakers had been eradicated from playoff competition with their residence loss to the Brooklyn Nets final Friday. After logging a triple-double towards the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, James mentioned he would by no means “cheat the sport” by sitting out or giving lower than his all when absolutely wholesome.