LeBron James expected to play against Clippers
LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James is expected to return on Christmas Day to the lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers, who are coming off their most one-sided defeat of the NBA season.
James missed a 128-104 loss to the visiting Denver Nuggets on Sunday, December 22, because of a strained chest muscle.
The defeat was the third straight loss for the 1st place Lakers, who are also hoping that Anthony Davis can suit up on Wednesday, December 25, when they face the Los Angeles Clippers in one of 5 Christmas Day NBA contests. (FAST FACTS: LeBron, the NBA, and Christmas Day)
Davis slipped early in the fourth quarter of the loss to Denver and his right knee bent awkwardly.
He left the game, returned for a few minutes, but then checked out for good as Denver's lead continued to grow and the game got out of reach for the Lakers.
Both James and Davis missed team practice on Monday.
The Lakers lost to the Clippers 112-102 in the season opener on October 22. – Rappler.com