The Los Angeles Lakers had the chance to close out their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies in five games on Wednesday. This would have given the Lakers some much-needed rest ahead of a potential round-two matchup against the Golden State Warriors or Sacramento Kings.
However, a massive third-quarter run fueled by bad coaching from Darvin Ham allowed the Grizzlies to stay alive and extend the series to a sixth game. Now, the Lakers are looking to end this series at home to avoid having to go back to Memphis for a Game 7.
While it is not necessarily a do-or-die game for the Lake Show, it still is a must-win as anything can happen in a Game 7 on the road and the team should not even put itself in a position to have to deal with that.
But is everyone suiting up to play for Los Angeles in Game 6? There are some familiar names on the injury report. Here is everything you need to know.
LeBron James injury update vs Grizzlies:
After his worst game of the entire series, LeBron James finds himself on the Lakers injury report ahead of Game 6 vs the Grizzlies. There is nothing to fear, though, as LeBron should be playing on Friday night barring any unforeseen setbacks.
LeBron being on the injury report is merely a formality. He is on the injury report with a foot designation and is listed as probable. LeBron was on the injury report for almost every Lakers game once he returned from injury.
Full Lakers injury report vs Grizzlies:
Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder are in the exact same boat as LeBron James. Both players are also on the injury report but are listed as day-to-day and probable with their respective injuries.
It is also a formality for AD and Schroder as they were also on the injury report for Game 5 on Wednesday. They were obviously good enough to play then and there is no doubt that they will be playing in Game 6 on Saturday.
Full Grizzlies injury report vs Lakers:
There actually is a new addition to the Grizzlies injury report that Lakers fans should be conscious of. Memphis is already without Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke and Jake LaRavia, which has been the case for the entire series.
However, sharpshooter Luke Kennard has also found himself on the injury report for Game 6. Kennard hurt his shoulder in Game 5 and is considered questionable on Friday against LA.