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Lakers’ Playoff Hopes Dimmed by LeBron James’ Ankle Injury: How They Can Keep their Chances Alive Without Him

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
LeBron James will not play for the Lakers against the Bucks on Tuesday night

The Lakers have been closely monitoring LeBron James’ ankle issue, known as left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, since before the All-Star break. As a result, he will not be playing on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that will be nationally televised.

With a record of 39-32, the Lakers are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference and are in desperate need of wins to secure a spot in the playoffs. They are trailing the eighth-seed Phoenix Suns by 2.5 games (two in the loss column), but they have already clinched the tiebreaker. To move up to the eighth seed, the Lakers need to win 7 out of their final 11 games, while also hoping the Suns lose 6 or more games.

LeBron James remains a vital player for the Lakers, serving as the energy barometer for the team in his 21st NBA season at age 39. His performance greatly impacts the team’s success, as they are much stronger when he is playing at his best. Without him, more responsibility falls on Anthony Davis, as well as shot creators like D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie.

In LeBron’s absence against Milwaukee Bucks who have improved defensively under coach Doc Rivers, it will be crucial for other players to step up and secure wins if they want to improve their chances of making it into playoffs

By Samantha Jones

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