June 24, 2024

Due to injuries, the Los Angeles Lakers’ two best players, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, will miss their game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, head coach Darvin Ham provided more details about the injuries sustained by both players, stating that they were “active” and that the problems had been “inflamed.”

“Darvin Ham said both LeBron and AD are dealing with “active injuries” that became “inflamed” and so after they went through shootaround and weren’t feeling improvement, the team decided to hold them out,” McMenamin wrote on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account.

With James and Davis out, the Lakers and Celtics’ long-standing rivalry will not be at its peak, but the other side will. James, who has been averaging 24.9 points, 7.7 assists, and 7.5 rebounds per game, is reported to have left ankle peroneal tendinopathy.

In terms of Davis’ injury, he is dealing with bilateral Achilles tendinopathy as he also has been averaging 24.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. It will be the first time the Lakers do not have both James and Davis, or at least one of them, on the floor for them this season which would give more opportunities for the supporting cast to come alive.

Anything can happen in a game, but the Lakers should be worried about Boston, who are 22-2 at the TD Garden and have an NBA-leading 37-11 record. Los Angeles, who are now experiencing yet another poor season, are at 24-25 on the year, good for ninth place in the Western Conference.

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