On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers (9-12) will travel to Washington, DC to face the Washington Wizards. Both of these teams are off to similar starts this season and will be looking to get hot in this one.
The latest injury status of Anthony Davis and LeBron James
The Lakers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 133-129 last night. Los Angeles’ offense looked fantastic, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James carrying them to victory. They must stay hot in this one if they are to challenge the Wizards on the road.
LeBron James is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Wizards, according to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.
James has been a regular on the Lakers’ injury report this season, having dealt with a variety of issues.
If he fails, Wenyen Gabriel and Juan Toscano-Anderson could be the primary beneficiaries.
Despite a back injury, Anthony Davis is expected to play against the Wizards on Sunday.
Davis was listed as probable for the last three games and did not miss any of them.
Davis is coming off his best offensive performance of the season, in which he scored 44 points as part of his ninth straight double-double.
Dennis Schroder has been out of the lineup since Thursday, when he and his wife welcomed their first child.
If he is unable to play on Sunday, Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook will almost certainly see increased playing time.
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The Wizards are coming off a 117-116 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. In that game, the Wizards struggled at the free throw line, going only 26-35. They will need to be more efficient in this game if they are to defend their home court against the Lakers.
Rui Hachimura will miss the rest of the season with a bone bruise in his right ankle.
Hachimura has missed seven straight games due to the issue, and coach Wes Unseld has predicted that he will be out for a week. Anthony Gill and Deni Avdija should continue to see extended playing time while Hachimura is out.