LeBron James is sure to be fit for the Los Angeles Lakers’ clash against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday as he continues to manage a groin problem.
James was listed as controversial ahead of Saturday’s game at the Portland Trail Blazers following a worsening injury during the Lakers’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The four-time NBA MVP played through the pain, however, to score 21 points and dish out 16 assists as the Lakers broke a four-game losing streak with a 128-120 victory.
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Despite landing heavily on his elbow after a fall, James is ready to repair himself and go up against the Mavs again.
“Yes [it was the same part of the elbow I hit in Miami], pretty much,” he told reporters before being asked if he would face Dallas.
“Yes, I plan it,” he replied. “As long as this ice takes care of his business and I wake up comfortable and healthy, [then] yes.
“I’m good for myself.”
Lakers coach Frank Vogel argued that James should be carefully evaluated.
“When you have a back-to-back, you treat it just like it’s the only game you play and then figure out tomorrow tomorrow,” he said, according to ESPN.
Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 24 points, while Anthony Davis contributed 20 and Rajon Rondo added 15 points and four assists from the bench.
“Rondo came with so much, his pace was incredible, Kuz keeping his line with the punch he needed all year,” James added, with Kuzma overcoming the potential of causing personal tension. coach making James comments critical about social media.
AC [Alex Caruso] and Dwight [Howard] were a monster in color. Everyone else just came in. It was a good game around the game. “
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