NBA

Lakers Without LeBron Again As They Face Playoff Elimination

Apr 5, 2022, 4:30 PM
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)...
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers again will be without star LeBron James as they try to stave off playoff elimination.

James has been ruled out for Tuesday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns because of a sprained left ankle.

He also sat out on Sunday night after scoring 38 points on Friday.

Lakers forward Anthony Davis is listed as questionable with a sprained right foot.

LA is two games behind the San Antonio Spurs for the final spot in the Western Conference play-in tournament.

If the Lakers lose to the Suns and the Spurs beat the Nuggets, the Lakers will not make the postseason.

NBA

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Brian Preece

Jordan Clarkson Beats Third-Quarter Buzzer With Put Back

Jordan Clarkson continued a furious Utah Jazz third quarter comeback, beating the buzzer with a put-back to bring Utah within two, 92-90.
23 hours ago
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Kyle Ireland

Jordan Clarkson Hits Stepback Jumper During Blazers-Jazz Game

Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson connected on a nice stepback jump shot during the second half of Utah's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
23 hours ago
utah-jazz-forward-jarred-vanderbilt...
Brian Preece

Vanderbilt Sets Career High In First Half As Jazz Trail By Nine

Jarred Vanderbilt was on fire from deep on Saturday night, setting a career-high with three first half three's against Portland.
23 hours ago
Walker-Kessler-Utah-Jazz-NBA...
Kyle Ireland

Jazz Center Walker Kessler Dunks On Blazers After Dish From Kelly Olynyk

Jazz center Walker Kessler threw down a slam dunk after a beautiful assist from Kelly Olynyk during Utah's game against the Trail Blazers.
23 hours ago
Lauri-Markkanen-Jazz...
Brian Preece

Lauri Markkanen Hot Early For Jazz Against Trail Blazers

'The Finnisher' started hot on Saturday night, scoring nine points in the first five minutes as the Utah battles with Portland.
23 hours ago
Rudy-Gobert-Minnesota-Timberwolves-NBA...
Kyle Ireland

Instant Replay: Timberwolves Center Rudy Gobert Ejected For Tripping

Former Jazz and current Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert tripped a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder and was ejected with a flagrant foul.
23 hours ago
Lakers Without LeBron Again As They Face Playoff Elimination