Lakers’ Chance at Playoffs in Doubt as LeBron Misses Milwaukee Showdown

LeBron James to sit out Lakers game against Bucks on Tuesday evening

The Lakers are in desperate need of wins as they sit at ninth place in the Western Conference with a record of 39-32. With only 11 games left in the regular season, they need to win at least 7 out of those games and hope that the Phoenix Suns lose 6 or more to secure a playoff spot. LeBron James remains a crucial player for the Lakers, even as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.

The Lakers have been dealing with LeBron James’ ankle injury for some time now, specifically his left ankle peroneal tendinopathy. He has missed games both before and after the All-Star break to give his foot more time to heal. Unfortunately, he will not be playing in the upcoming game against the Milwaukee Bucks, which is set to be televised nationally.

Without LeBron, the team will have to rely more heavily on players like Anthony Davis, D’Angelo Russell, and Spencer Dinwiddie to create scoring opportunities. This will be a challenging task, especially against a Bucks team that has improved defensively under their new coach, Doc Rivers. The Lakers will need to find a way to win games without their star player in order to secure a playoff spot.

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