Every game from this point out is a must-win game for the Los Angeles Lakers. Los Angeles is looking to climb up the Western Conference standings and the team cannot afford to drop many more games.
Sunday’s game against the Golden State Warriors is even more important because of how it could impact the Western Conference standings. After a five-game winning streak, the Warriors are the fifth seed in the West and are four games ahead of Los Angeles, who is the 11th seed.
The Lakers are looking to stay afloat while LeBron James is injured while the Warriors are looking to continue their climb up the Western Conference. Luckily for Golden State, it looks like they are going to get a big boost for this Sunday matinee showdown.
Latest Steph Curry injury update:
Steph Curry has been out a month with a knee injury and barring any last-second setbacks, is set to return against the Lakers on Sunday. Curry was listed as probable on the injury report with all signs pointing to him returning.
Curry was inactive for the last two games against the Lakers, both of which resulted in wins for the Lake Show.
Full Warriors injury report vs Lakers:
Curry is not the only player that is returning for the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is also expected to return. Iguodala has been out since January and has only played three games this season.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. (ankle) is listed as questionable while Andrew Wiggins (personal) is listed as out. Gary Payton II is still waiting to make his re-debut with the Warriors but will not be doing so against Los Angeles.
Full Lakers injury report vs Warriors:
D’Angelo Russell (ankle) remains out of action for the Lakers. There was promising news after the injury that seemed to indicate that it was not as serious as initially thought but now it does appear to be serious. This will be the fifth game that Russell has missed with the injury.
Anthony Davis (foot) is on the injury report but is probable for Sunday’s game. It has been a common practice to put Davis on the injury report after he came back from his foot injury and there does not appear to be any load management for this game.
Outside of LeBron’s existing injury, there are no other injured Lakers for this game.