Lakers Injury Report: Will LeBron James Play Against Wizards Tonight?

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Updated on Mar 01, 2024  |  07:31 AM IST |  114.3K
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The Washington Wizards are gearing up for a showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Crypto.com Arena. Struggling at the lower end of the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are preparing to take on the Lakers who are currently battling for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. 

Anticipate an exciting game dynamic and tune in for the live action at 10:30 PM ET. The Wizards are bouncing back from a loss to the Golden State, with a score of 123-112. Meanwhile, the Lakers are also gearing up for the match following a 123-113 defeat against Phoenix.

Given the situation, the Lakers may be playing without their ace player, the four-time NBA Champion LeBron James, who's listed on the injury report.


James has been delivering an impressive season, boasting an average of 25.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists, and 1.2 steals for each game, while hitting 52.6% from the field and 40.8% from the three-point range across 52 matches.

Currently, the Lakers hold the ninth seed in the Western Conference with a record of 32-28 in 60 games.

They've registered a score of 7-3 in their last ten matches and most recently triumphed over the Los Angeles Clippers with a robust 116-112.

James exhibited stellar performance in the recent game, securing 34 points, six rebounds, eight assists, and two blocks, while marking 13/21 from the field and 7/12 from the three-point range in 37 minutes of gameplay.

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After the forthcoming face-off against the Wizards, the Lakers are all set to host Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets solidifying their home advantage on Saturday evening in Los Angeles, California.

On the other hand, the Wizards, with a dismal 9-49 record in 58 games, are considered one of the weaker teams in the league.

They are caught in a rut, having lost their last 12 games consecutively. Their most recent defeat was against the Golden State Warriors with a regrettable 123-112 score.

Post the Lakers match, the Wizards will remain in Los Angeles, preparing to compete against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers on Friday evening.

Lakers Home Record and Key Players

With a robust performance at home (21-9), the Los Angeles Lakers often pose a daunting hurdle for any team that visits them, particularly the Washington Wizards.

The powerful attack of Los Angeles, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, plays a significant part in this estimation. 

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James, with an average of 25.0 points and 7.9 assists each game, and Davis, who commands the rebounding front with 12.3 per game and adds 2.4 blocks, illustrates the Lakers' skill in managing both offensive and defensive plays. 

Additionally, the team's impressive field goal percentage, standing fourth in the league at 49.5%, highlights their scoring efficiency. 

As clear favorites, the Lakers demonstrate resilience and a wealth of talent, including key role players who rise to the occasion despite recent challenges.

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