NBA regular season

Lakers star LeBron James out at least a week

Lakers star LeBron James out at least a week

STILL AT IT. Lakers star LeBron James shoots against Rockets forward Jae'Sean Tate in their recent match.

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LeBron James aggravates an existing abdominal strain in the Lakers’ recent game against the Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will miss one week with an abdominal strain, according to multiple reports, with the injury not considered serious.

James aggravated an existing abdominal strain during a 119-117 victory over the Houston Rockets, ESPN reported. The team is said to be taking a cautious approach with the injury.

Thursday’s Lakers game at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder will be the third one James has missed already this season. Los Angeles has opened with a 5-3 record.

James, who turns 37 on December 30, has averaged 24.8 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds in six games this season. He scored 30 points against the Rockets on Tuesday with 10 assists.

In 19 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Lakers, James has averaged 27.0 points with 7.4 assists and 7.4 rebounds.

After Thursday, the Lakers are scheduled to play at Portland on Saturday, then return home to face the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, the Miami Heat on Wednesday and the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 12. –