LeBron James Scheduled To Return Tonight Against Clippers

LeBron James Scheduled To Return Tonight Against Clippers

James breathed new life into the floundering Los Angeles Lakers with a 123-120 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, January 31 (Friday, February 1, Manila time).

James, who was hurt in the Lakers' win over Golden State on December 25, was initially listed as out for the Thursday night game on Wednesday, and then upgraded to doubtful on Thursday morning.

The Lakers lost 11 of 17 games since James suffered a strained groin in a game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

His comeback included a triple-double, 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.

Fortunately for them, Lance Stephenson continued to make timely shots and finished with 20 points while tying a career-high with five 3-pointers. Injuries have derailed the team in recent weeks, as James has been joined by Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball at different times in the sidelines.

"I worked my ass off to get back to this point", LeBron continued.


"I wish I could click my shoes together and be home right now in my bed".

He said: "I was good enough to feel confident to just keep pushing throughout the game".

"I'll gain my rhythm as the season continues, and I'm looking forward to seeing how I feel tomorrow".

Thursday will mark the end of the longest absence of his 16-year career. Maybe I'm not just a trusting soul. "That's going to be the tell-tale sign of the rehab and the work I've been putting in these last five weeks". Tonight marks the start of a six-game road trip for Los Angeles, with the first five opponents all now playoff teams.

Earlier in the day, the Lakers great was listed as being iffy to "doubtful" to play this evening against the Clippers.

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