LeBron James’ absence cost Lakers another loss

LeBron James was forced to skip the match against Spurs following “significant” soreness in his knee.


The Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James missed today’s natch against San Antonio Spurs following some “significant” soreness in his knee post Warriors game, reported ESPN. 

James blew up No. 2 seeded Golden State Warriors with 56 points, his season-high for the Lakers in their 124-116 victory on Sunday, 6 March that bought them 28-35, but his absence cost the team for another 117-110 loss today.

Lakers are No. 9 in the Western Conference and desperately needs to win this season while they are already dealing without one of their superstars Anthony Davis due to a foot injury. Losing the four-time champion James, who is averaging 29.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game in the season 2021-22 with 52.2 per cent of shooting from the field and 35.4 per cent from beyond the arc. will be a huge expense for the team that has been struggling badly.

Coach Frank Vogel says that it can be expected that James will play their next match scheduled on Thursday, March 10 against the Rocket Houston and that they are “hopeful”.