The LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers face off for the third battle of LA, but one major name will be missing from the game – LeBron James.
The Clippers have two names listed on their injury report: Ivica Zubac and Moussa Diabate. Ivica Zubac is out due to a right calf strain that will keep him out for at least a month, and Moussa Diabate is out due to a right-hand metacarpal fracture. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook are all listed as available against the Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have four names listed on their injury report: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Gabe Vincent. Anthony Davis is probable with bilateral Achilles tendinopathy, LeBron James is out with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, Jarred Vanderbilt is probable with left heel bursitis, and Gabe Vincent is out with left knee surgery.
NBA fans were really hoping that LeBron James would be healthy for tonight’s game, but it seems like that won’t be the case. Every time the Lakers and Clippers have faced off for the past few seasons have been incredibly entertaining games, including this season, so hopefully tonight is the same. Tonight’s game will still feature Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook.
A Western Conference tilt has the Los Angeles Lakers (22-22) and the Los Angeles Clippers (27-14) squaring off on Tuesday. The Clippers are currently sitting as the No. 4 seed in the conference, while the Lakers are in the ninth spot. The purple and gold have won both contests against the Clippers this season, and on Jan. 7, the Lakers topped the Clippers 106-103. LeBron James (ankle) is out for the Lakers, while Ivica Zubac (calf) is out for the Clippers.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Clippers are 9.5-point favorites in the latest Lakers vs. Clippers odds, per SportsLine consensus, while
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