The Los Angeles Lakers lost at the New Orleans Pelicans not only an important game, there was also abundance of Lebron James again at the ankle. Whether the superstar fails in the season end spurt is still unclear.
James injured him early in the second quarter when he wanted to go down to the rebound and rose on the foot of Pelicans-Big Jaxson Hayes. The 37-year-old went to the ground and stayed a while. Despite obvious pain, James continued and played at the 108: 116 defeat in New Orleans’s whopping 42 minutes in which he was 39 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
“I have no idea how I managed to finish this game,” Lebron said after the game with a thick bandaged ankle. “The ankle feels terrible at the moment.” The superstar of the Lakers stated that he only continued because this game was so important for a possible participation in the play-in-tournament.
Nevertheless, it used nothing, the Lakers achieved only 14 counters in the fourth neighborhood and thus played a 23-point lead from the first half. Although James himself posted 14 points after the break, but hit only three of his seven trials in the zone.
Due to the bankruptcy, the Lakers fall back in ten of the Western Conference, the lead on the Spurs, which are at the moment eleventh, is only a game. Whether James will fail, is unclear, the team has so far known nothing to the injury. Lebron himself stated that he did not want to miss games. The Lakers guests at night on Wednesday at Dallas Mavericks.
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The remaining program of the Lakers, Pelicans and Spurs
|Pelicans (32-43)||Lakers (31-43)||Spurs (30-44)|
|Blazers (A)||Mavericks (A)||Rockets (A)|
|Lakers (A)||Jazz (A)||Grizzlies (h)|
|Clippers (A)||Pelicans (H)||Blazers (H)|
Kings (A) | Nuggets (H) | Blazers (H)
Blazers (H) | Suns (A) | Nuggets (A)
Grizzlies (A) | Warriors (A) | Timberwolves (A)
Warriors (H) | Thunder (H) | Warriors (H)
| Nuggets (A) | Mavericks (A)