Is LeBron James playing tonight vs Mavericks? Updated Lakers injury report

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The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a big win over a very talented Oklahoma City Thunder team that saw Darvin Ham go back to the starting lineup he ran to begin the season. For a struggling team like the Lakers, Monday's win could be massive as it could prove to be a launching-off point.

If the Lakers are truly going to capture momentum after Monday's win then they have to win on Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers' long home stretch continues as the Mavs are coming into town.

Dallas is 2-0 against Los Angeles this season, winning both games by one possession. The purple and gold are going to look to end that trend on Wednesday but there is one concern: LeBron James has found himself on the injury report.

Is LeBron James playing tonight vs Mavericks?

LeBron James is listed as questionable for tonight's game with an ankle injury. This is the same ankle injury that has been bothering LeBron for some time now so it is not a surprise to Lakers fans.

While LeBron is listed as questionable, history says that he will be able to suit up against the Mavericks on Tuesday. LeBron has been listed as questionable on the injury report for most of the Lakers' games this season, so this is more of the status quo for LA.

The Lakers are currently playing a game every other day and do not have another back-to-back until Sunday the 29th and Monday the 30th.

Full Lakers injury report vs Mavericks:

Anthony Davis also finds himself on the Lakers injury report but like LeBron, that has become the status quo for AD this season. Unlike LeBron, though, Davis is listed as probable. Barring a wild setback before the game, Davis should be suiting up.

Cam Reddish remains out with the knee injury that forced Darvin Ham to go back to his original starting lineup on Monday. Gabe Vincent is nowhere close to returning, as he won't be back in action until the end of the season.

Full Mavericks injury report vs Lakers:

Luka Doncic is listed as questionable with an ankle injury and his chance of playing on Wednesday feels slimmer than LeBron's. Doncic has not played since January 9 because the ankle injury.

Dante Exum has been listed out with a heel injury while Grant Williams and Derrick Jones Jr. are both day-to-day. That being said, both Williams and Jones are expected to play as they are both listed as probable.