LeBron James return had Los Angeles Lakers fans on their feet.
“After the longest injury-related layoff of his career — sitting out 20 games in six weeks because of a high ankle sprain to his right leg — James was indeed back. Fittingly, he found himself with the ball in his hands with a chance to win the game, but his 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining missed and the Los Angeles Lakers lost 110-106 after the Sacramento Kings tacked on a pair of free throws. The miss marred an otherwise solid return, as James finished with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, 8 rebounds and 7 assists with 2 steals and 5 turnovers in 32 minutes. His plus-minus of plus-5 was the best of any Lakers starter,” per ESPN.
The Lakers are 36-27 with the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.
Once the rust kicks off…Anthony Davis and James will be back and ready for the NBA Playoffs.
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