On Sunday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers are set to face the Portland Trail Blazers in California, but LeBron James won’t be playing due to a left calf contusion.
James has participated in nine games this season, with an impressive average of 25.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting at 56.9% from the field and 34.8% from beyond the arc.
The Lakers have won four out of their first nine games, with their most recent victory being against the Phoenix Suns, breaking a three-game losing streak and marking their first road win.
In this game, LeBron James played for 36 minutes, scoring 32 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, dishing out six assists, and contributing with one steal and one block.
He displayed excellent shooting, making 11 out of 17 field goals and 3 out of 4 three-pointers.
On the other hand, the Portland Trail Blazers are dealing with their own set of player absences. Malcolm Brogdon, Scoot Henderson, Anfernee Simons, and Richard Williams III are all out, while Ish Wainwright is listed as questionable.
The Trail Blazers have won three out of their first eight games but recently suffered a loss to the Sacramento Kings in overtime, with a final score of 121-118.