The Los Angeles Lakers delivered potential bad news for fans and the NBA regarding Wednesday’s Christmas Day showdown against the Clippers.
Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both listed as questionable with injuries.
Meanwhile, Davis appeared to hyperextend his right knee when he fell during the third quarter against the Nuggets. He left the court briefly before returning to finish the game.
Potential big blow for NBA showcase
Sunday was the first game this season that James has missed. Either his or Davis’ absence on Wednesday would be a significant blow the the NBA’s marquee matchup on its Christmas Day showcase.
The questionable status, of course, means just that. Both players could very well suit up.
Report points to James trying to play
Head coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Saturday that James suffered the injury last week against the Indiana Pacers and played through the remainder of that game and their ensuing matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks before sitting out Sunday.
The Lakers are in the midst of a three-game losing streak following a 24-3 start. If James and Davis can’t go on Wednesday, a fourth straight loss would appear likely.
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