Los Angeles Lakers (7-1, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (2-5, 14th in the Western Conference). The Lakers and Cavaliers will play their first game at 12:30 p.m. PT. Below is a detailed injury report.
Final Injury Update for Lakers vs Cavaliers game
Throughout the season, the Lakers have been plagued by injuries, with several key rotation players missing games.
LeBron James (right ankle sprain), Wayne Ellington (left hamstring strain), and Rajon Rondo (right ankle sprain) are all listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Anthony Davis (right knee sprain) is listed as probable.
LeBron James is listed as probable to play against the Cavs despite left knee soreness.
Anthony Davis’s availability is in doubt due to lower back tightness.
Trevor Ariza (right ankle injury recovery), Talen Horton-Tucker (right thumb injury recovery), and Kendrick Nunn (right knee bone bruise) are also out.
Dennis Schroder and Thomas Bryant have yet to play for the Lakers this season due to UCL injuries.
Dennis Schroder: out (thumb), Thomas Bryant: out (thumb).
The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to face the Los Angeles Lakers, but one of their best players may be absent.
The All-Star guard, Donovan Mitchell, has been listed as questionable due to an ankle injury.
Mitchell has long been one of the league’s best players, but he has started the season particularly well.
The former Louisville star is averaging 31.1 points and 7.1 assists per game while shooting 48.1% from the field and 43.8% from three.
He missed their most recent game against the Detroit Pistons, but the Cavs still won 112-88.
Darius Garland (day-to-day).
Garland had been out for the previous five games due to an eye injury.
Last season, he averaged 21.7 points and 8.6 assists per game, making him one of the team’s best players (and he made the All-Star Game last season).
Windler (ankle) – Questionable.
Raul Neto (ankle) is listed as doubtful.