The Lakers and Spurs will square off on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. PT. The pressure is still on Los Angeles to put together a winning streak, with three of their next four games on the road (where the Lakers have yet to win). Will they be able to maintain the good habits that have helped them win the last two games?
Are LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing today?
The Lakers are on a two-game winning streak after defeating the Detroit Pistons (128-121) last Friday. The victory was far from perfect, but hey, if you’re a 4-10 team, you’ve got to take it.
LeBron James (adductor) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Spurs.
James appears to be on his way back after missing three straight games. He might be on a time limit if he returns on Sunday.
Anthony Davis followed up a dominant 37-point, 18-rebound performance against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday with a solid 38-point, 16-rebound performance against the Pistons on Tuesday.
In the last two games, he’s been aggressive in the paint, capitalizing on his own shotmaking, teammates’ dump-offs, and pick-and-roll plays, getting to the foul line (and actually hitting most of his free throws), converting second-chance opportunities, and rebounding like Dennis Rodman.
He’ll have to see if he can keep up his elite level of play against Spurs center Jakob Poeltl, one of the league’s best rim protectors, on Sunday.
- See more about Davis’s injuries: The latest injury status of Anthony Davis
Juan Toscano-Anderson (back) is questionable for the Spurs game on Sunday.
After a series of conflicting reports about Vassell’s availability, the Spurs have ruled him out and will not play the Clippers on Saturday. His next chance to play will be against the Lakers, but with such a short turnaround, that appears unlikely.