LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. It does not get more exciting than this for a second-round series as the entire sports world is going to be glued to this series.
Both teams had their ups and downs throughout the regular season but they still have a decent chance of making the NBA Finals. The winner of this series will play the winner of the Nuggets-Suns series (Denver being up 2-0). Both of these teams can beat both of those teams.
Both LA and Golden State are far better than their records indicate as various different reasons held both teams back in the regular season. For the Lakers, it was a bad roster to start the year as well as injuries that held the team back.
For the most part, Los Angeles has escaped the injury bug in the last several weeks but it is always a concern at the core of the fanbase. That concern grows when fans take a look at the Lakers injury report for Game 1.
LeBron James injury update vs Warriors:
LeBron James is listed on the injury report, which seems like it would be a big cause of concern for Lakers fans. However, LeBron’s status on the report is merely a formality and is nothing to be worried about.
LeBron is listed as day-to-day and probable for Game 1 against the Warriors with a foot designation. Los Angeles has put LeBron on the injury report almost every single game since he returned just as a formality.
Barring some extreme last-minute development about his foot, Lakers fans can expect LeBron James to suit up on Tuesday night.
Full Lakers injury report vs Warriors:
Anthony Davis is also on the injury report but much like LeBron it is just a formality. The team has taken the same approach with Davis and his foot injury, listing him as day-to-day and probable for Game 1.
The only real injury on the injury report is Mo Bamba, who doesn’t get any minutes outside of garbage time as it is. Bamba is listed as questionable with left ankle soreness for Game 1. Even if he suits up, chances are he will not see the court at all.