LeBron James will be re-evaluated by Lakers in a week

The Lakers were a net minus-34 in the first five games without James - a net minus-45 in the four defeats. He's averaging 18.7 points, six rebounds and 2.5 assists on the season and is the team's second-leading scorer.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James stands on the court after straining his groin during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. At some point, we need more passion. The team is 1-3 without James, who strained his groin last week. It's not just them, but until we get healthy again, you gotta play in this league with some passion and fire to win.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced that the National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James, who has already missed four games with a strained left groin, would miss at least three more before being re-evaluated. Since their absence, it's been up to Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram to step up their play and lead the Lakers. "We've had moments in most of these games on the road where we could have won". For perspective, the Philadelphia 76ers are second-to-last and have a mark four points per 100 possessions better. "It's hard to win in this league when you're healthy, so you gotta give double that effort when guys are down". The Lakers, however, reportedly were preparing to be without him for "several games".

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tobias Harris scored 28 points and Los Angeles overcame a slow start to beat Orlando.

Unfortunately for Los Angeles, it appears James will have to miss at least another week of action.

At the end of three quarters, the Lakers, who shot 38.2 percent from the floor in the first half compared to Dallas' 59.5 percent, held a 32-5 edge in fastbreak points.

"For us to go somewhere, we're going to have to win on the road and that's been the biggest challenge all season", Harrison Barnes told the Dallas Morning News.

  • Stacy Allen